[arch-dev-public] 8 CPUs instead of 4? (was: kernel26 2.6.25-1 enters [testing])

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 13:31:16 EDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Have a look at:
>  http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=47390
>  According to the kernel configuration help, increasing the maximum number
> of CPUs from 4 to 8 will make the kernel 32KB bigger with no performance
> decrease.
>  Opinions?

I'd always rather these things go through the ML or a feature request,
rather than a forum post. That way someone can actually trace the

Sounds fine to me, although I don't think there is any point on i686
(who would run >4 cores there?). x86_64 makes sense though.


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