[PlanetCCRMA] planetCCRMA FC1 and 2.80c Hyperthreading

Louis Lam lshoujun@yahoo.com
Fri Sep 3 01:31:05 2004

ah..thing just get more complicated (or should i say more interesting?)

Rui, what mobo are u using by the way?  I'm using intel D875PBZ. If we're using similar hardware
then i could probably get reference from you for proper setup and expected performance.

I'm now running a UP kernel with acpi off because i didn't understand HT at first and was trying
to get my sound card to use IRQ9. Thinking that i have only 1 (actually yes i have one) processor,
i disabled acpi in process of getting a better irq priority. So all along i was running UP kernel
with HT enabled in the bios.

If I were to use smp, does it imply that i enable apic? If thats the case i may have to revisit
the irq (card shuffling) issue again.

Thanks for the info, think i'll give it a spin and see what happens


 --- Rui Nuno Capela <rncbc@rncbc.org> wrote: 
> Louis,
> >
> > The question is: does the current planetCCRMA LL kernel for FC1 that i've
> > been using support hyperthreading?
> >
> Yes. I have a P4 2.80C box too, which runs the planetccrma 2.4.26.ll
> SMP/HT pretty well. Just make sure you do have ACPI enabled at boot time,
> or at least add 'acpi=ht' to your smp kernel boot parameter line on grub.
> To check if HT is then operational, just `cat /proc/cpuinfo` and you
> should see the two (logical) CPUs, instead of just one as it would be if
> you run a UP kernel or disabled ACPI.
> >
> > I read some previous messages about this on the LAU mailing list
> > regarding this issue but in general that was not recommended.
> >
> Not that I remember of. That's probably an issue with the current
> bleeding-edge FC2 2.6 kernel _and_ the promising voluntary-preempt patch,
> which is still rough in the edges, specially on SMP/HT.
> >
> > The other question is: can i use HT to my advantage?
> >
> I don't think there's any reason why you can't :)
> Cheers,
> -- 
> rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
> rncbc@rncbc.org
> _______________________________________________
> PlanetCCRMA mailing list
> PlanetCCRMA@ccrma.stanford.edu
> http://ccrma-mail.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/planetccrma

Yahoo! Messenger - Communicate instantly..."Ping" 
your friends today! Download Messenger Now