PE4600 and Red Hat Questions

Arjan van de Ven arjanv at redhat.com
Fri Jun 21 05:00:01 CDT 2002


On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 11:56:31AM +0200, Marc Schmitt wrote:
> Hi Arjan,
> 
> Some time ago I asked on this list what Processor Family should be 
> selected for the PE4600 in a custom kernel build: 
> Pentium-III/Celeron(Coppermine) or Pentium-4.

the only effect this config option has is the estimated cacheline size the
kernel uses for padding internal datastructures

> Can I select Pentium-4 as Processor Familiy w/o running into troubles, 
> hoping on a tiny performance gain *for free*?

P4 kernels *currently* work on pIII cpu's. There's no guarantee for future
kernels of course




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