Good first impressions

Andy Wallace linxit at
Fri Nov 28 21:31:49 UTC 2003

> > Fedora - detected all hardware OK, everything worked without
> > tweaking! Boots successfully from SMP kernel - if anyone's
> > wondering, these new hyperthreading CPUs appear as 2 CPUs to the
> > Linux kernel, but it's really a single CPU. Hope they get that
> > sorted out in 2.6.
> There is nothing to sort out. The Hyperthreading CPU presents *itself*
> to the kernel as 2 CPU's. It is correct for the kernel to present to
> you 2 CPU's. 2.6 kernel would be broken if it did not do the same thing..
> Cheers,
> Michael

Ah, I didn't realise that. Still, it's strange that RH9's and SuSE 9.0's
SMP kernels froze on startup, but the UP kernel loaded OK. Must have
been some other software that barfed.

Never mind, I'm happy with Fedora now, and so far I've found very few
problems with it.


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