redhat showing 4 procs (fwd)

jason andrade jason at
Wed Nov 13 16:02:00 CST 2002

On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Alexander Lazarevich wrote:

> so is this a function i need for linux? i can imagine that if you were
> running windows, maybe that functionality might help. but would this
> hyper-threading" help or hamper a linux environment? any ideas?
> the machine will be used as fileserving (500GB RAID 5 array), sendmail,
> NIS or kerberos server, and a few apps.

alex, it probably won't hurt.  it appears that hyperthreading is simply
a way to squeeze some more performance out of the processor.

so unless you specifically run into problems it will help to leave it
on, as you will get perhaps an extra 20-40% of compute cycles.



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