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    Kernel Configuration (symmetric multi-processing support)

    I'm trying to compile the linux kernel on my gentoo system. My computer has an AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 dual-core processor. I'm wondering if, because it is a dual-core processor, I should enable Symmetric multi-processing support.

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    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    Hello and Welcome.
    I would enable it and I have on my system because that's what it's for, Multi Processors.
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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    As MikeTbob said, if you want to run multiple CPUS/cores, you need to enable SMP support. You don't have to, but then you will be limited to a single core, getting half of your potential CPU power.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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