Re: Dual CPU Question
From: P.T. Breuer (ptb_at_oboe.it.uc3m.es)
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 01:07:40 GMT
Rex Raider <email@example.com> wrote:
DO not top post - fixing.
> "P.T. Breuer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Rex Raider <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Does Linux work and support a dual CPU system? (2 Intel P3 800mhz
> >> chips).
> > This question is badly formed, however ...
> Plenty of others replied to my question without deconstructing it.
Yes they did rely, but NOT to your "question".
> If you did not understand the question, you could have a) asked for
Nobody understands your question since it is incomprehensible. I was
good enough to read what you SAID instead of imagining something you
might have saiud.
> clarification, or b) done nothing at all, and allowed someone else to
I could also have
c) pointed out that your question is incomprehensible as is, and
guessed what you meant to ask, and answered it.
Which curiously enough, is what I did.
> > If you mean, is SMP supported for the ia32 architecture, the answer is
> > yes, and you could have found that out on your own.
> > Are you suggesting that it might not work AND yet does support SMP on
> > intel? What on earth does your sentence construction mean?
> As for finding out stuff on my own, I asked a question, and I got an answer.
I have no idea what you mean. The only way you find out anything is on
your own - nobody can put information in your brain without your
personal effort being involved, otherwise you end up with data without
meaning, which is meaningless. I am not aware that I commented further
on that aspect of learning, and your quotes do not show it. They show
only that I commented that you could have answered the question on your
own. They do not add "easily", although that is the case. Put "Linux
smp" into google, and look at the number one reference:
Linux for shared memory multiprocessor machines.
* Intel MP v1.1 compliant 486, Pentium and Pentium Pro hardware.
* Intel MP v1.4 compliant Pentium and Pentium Pro hardware.
* Multiprocessor Sun4m sparc machines.
* 2.1 development on Alpha, PowerPC, Sun4d, Ultrasparc.
The initial port was made possible thanks to
Multiprocessor Linux Kernel Development Current Status
Linux 2.0 includes basic SMP support for Intel and Sun hardware. The
only configuration I know is not supported is 486SX processors. This
causes all sorts of awkward scheduling problems with floating point its
better not to support it. Apart from that we should support all
compliant boards. If not then report the problem and we'll try and get
it fixed. As far as is known only one old IBM dual 486SLC board exists
that is affected by this issue.
News: 2.0.36 includes some important SMP fixes for the 2.0 series.
These resolve all the major known 2.0 SMP problems.
Now, you might correctly infer that I think that you are wasting
everyones time by not having the energty to put "linux smp" into google
and reading that result. Then you would not only be correct, but right
on the mark.
However, I not only forbore to tell you so, but gave you the
information that you might have obtained for yourself by study of that
page, study of the linux smp code and its implementations in the 2.0
2.2 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. Normally I'd charge you a few dollars, but I
was generous enough not to remind you about payment.
> It seems like I did that on my own.
?? No - you whined. Cease.
> It was far easier for me to ask my question on a Linux newsgroup, rather
> than surfing the internet, or driving to a book store or library on my own.
Pah - no it wasn't. What that shows is that you are a lazy scumbag
attempting baselessly to justify their intellectual lightweightedness.
> For future questions that I might need to ask, where do you suggest I go to
> find out on my own?
Anywhere. But since you can't, try "nowhere". Sit there and think. It
will be good for you.