Re: CONFIG_SMP patch available for 2.1.54

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:56:46 -0400

From: (Alan Cox)
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 22:10:07 +0100 (BST)

Using SMP kernels on an Uniprocessor throws away performance - on some
architectures quite a lot.

I had always thought that it wasn't a bad idea for kernel hackers with
only uniprocessors to occasionally trying compiling one of their kernels
SMP, just to test for bugs and make sure their drivers, et. al all
compiled in SMP operation. Is this really worth the effort, or should I
not bother?

- Ted