Pentium 4 : is smp kernel mandatory ?

Jonathan Underwood j.underwood at
Tue Dec 20 18:27:10 UTC 2005

Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> Hi,
> I have Pentium 4 and installed both version of kernels (standard and smp) 
> under Fedora-4, but do I need the smp version ?
> Reason: I use vmware and notice that the re-compile of needed modules don't 
> work under smp version (path errors or missing include files) but works fine 
> with the standard kernel version. 
> So I would like to use (and update via yum) only the standard kernel version 
> to simplify use of vmware under new kernels.
> Bye,
> Bruno

I am using the smp kernels on a P4 machine and am using VMware without 
any problems. I have used Vmware versions 4, 4.5, 5 and now 5.5 without 
issues - I suspect you're doing something wrong.

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