Multi-core CPUs - kernel vs kernel-smp

Andrew Bacchi bacchi at
Thu Oct 11 18:47:11 UTC 2007

If you have a hyperthreaded single CPU or multiple CPUs use the 
kernel-smp.  The "kernel" kernel cannot use the second ID of a multicore 

Clark, Patti wrote:
> Not being a kernel expert, when would one want to use kernel vs
> kernel-smp on a multi-core system?
> Patti Clark
> Unix System Administrator - RHCT
> Office of Scientific and Technical Information
> <mailto:clarkp at> <mailto:clarkp at> 
> "The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of
> it. You have to catch up with it yourself." - Benjamin Franklin 

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Andrew Bacchi
Systems Programmer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
phone: 518.276.6415  fax: 518.276.2809

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