Re: performance differences: "maxcpus=1" vs. "echo 0 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online"




On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 02:47:50PM +0100, Michael Meyer wrote:
Hi,

what is the difference between booting a dual core
machine with "maxcpus=1" or by deactivating the second
core at run time with "echo 0 >
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online"?

maxcpus=1 should turn off the SMP alternative and switch to UP only,
optimising some locks and instructions.

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Luciano Rocha <luciano@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Eurotux Informática, S.A. <http://www.eurotux.com/>

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