From: Robert Love (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 13:19:34 EST

On Tue, 2002-06-11 at 11:09, Randy.Dunlap wrote:

> I don't know what is "typical" for non-x86, but for x86, why not
> use something more like a 'typical' NR_CPUS for SMP, like 8 (?)...
> why still waste all of that memory?

Well right now we set it to 32...

I think out-of-the-box Linux, with SMP set, should support the maximum
number of CPUs. While we do save some memory I do not think it is going
to be huge with 8 vs 32.

But whatever you, Linus, and the arch maintainers say... all my boxen
are 2-way so I don't care ;)

> What was this problem? I missed it but would like to see it.
> (or do you know what the Subject: was?)

Not sure to be honest. The subject was "[patch] CONFIG_NR_CPUS"

Or ask Andrew...

> One spello (typo) below.
> | + mimimum value which makes sense is 2.

(cough) someone else wrote that ;)

Fixed, thanks.

        Robert Love

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