uni/smp kernels

bscott@ntisys.com bscott at ntisys.com
Thu Jun 19 13:15:00 CDT 2003


On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, at 11:25am, Thanh.Ma at ge.com wrote:
> Does it matter to run smp kernel on non-smp boxes ?

  In theory, any SMP kernel should boot and run on any uni-processor system.

  The SMP kernel will be slower than the matching UP kernel, because SMP
needs a lot more locking.

  Some UP systems have buggy BIOSes or hardware that will be aggravated by
the SMP kernel (which does things that the UP kernel does not).

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Ben Scott <bscott at ntisys.com>
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