kernel designations question

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Sun Dec 4 07:46:47 UTC 2005

On 12/3/05, Tony Foster <tony_foster at> wrote:
> I am fairly new to Linux but I was fairly good with unix 10 years ago.
> I am assuming that the kernel with the SMP tag is for HW with multiple
> processors?
> If so then the question is will that SMP kernel be well behaved on a
> Single processor hardware?  I would expect it to be well behaved but
> PC hardware sometimes surprises me.

Yes, if you are using a hyperthread enabled P4.

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