Re: CONFIG_SMP patch available for 2.1.54

Alan Cox (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 21:14:15 +0100 (BST)

> 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?

Its not a bad idea. The SMP kernel won't run on under a 486DX and on chips
with no APIC it may be random. I tend to build a lot of stuff SMP and non SMP.
About half of the SMP specific bugs show up non SMP at best.

Ted - just make sure you put the bugs in bits Linus uses ;)