From: Robert Love (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 13:28:36 EST

On Tue, 2002-06-11 at 11:21, Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote:

> Perhaps it's just because I'm coming in late, but I cannot understand why
> NR_CPUS cannot be as low as 4 by default, for all archs, and then in the
> kernel boot messages, should more be found than is configured for a message is
> emitted to say "reconfigure your kernel", and continue with the number it was
> configured for. I personally only rarely see 2-way boxes, 4-way is pretty
> rare, and anything more must surely count as very specialized.

Ugh let's stop this thread now. Two points:

        (a) imo, the kernel should support out-of-the-box the maximum
            number of CPUs it can handle. Be lucky we now have a
            configure option to change that. But that does not matter..

        (b) Right now it is 32. Now you can change it... if you want
            to change the current behavior by _default_ why don't we
            suggest that _after_ this is accepted into 2.5? I.e., one
            battle at a time.


        Robert Love

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