Pentium 4 : is smp kernel mandatory ?

Steven Ringwald asric at
Tue Dec 20 18:36:50 UTC 2005

Jonathan Underwood wrote:

>> 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.

Did you install the kernel-smp-devel package? It is slightly different 
than the kernel-devel package that you installed to get VmWare working 
on your uni-proc kernel.


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