Re: Hyperthreading

From: James Bourne (
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 14:34:53 EST

On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Hugh Dickins wrote:

> You do need CONFIG_SMP and a processor capable of HyperThreading,
> i.e. Pentium 4 XEON; but CONFIG_MPENTIUM4 is not necessary for HT,
> just appropriate to that processor in other ways.

I was under the impression that the only CPU capable of hyperthreading was
the P4 Xeon. Is this not correct? I don't know of any other CPUs that
have the ht feature.

Also, looking at setup.c it's hard to determine if CONFIG_SMP is
actually required, but it doesn't look like it...

James Bourne

> Hugh

James Bourne, Supervisor Data Centre Operations
Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB, CA

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