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Re: [opensuse] Dual and Quad core processors
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 19:55:10 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0708291948250.24730@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Aug 29 2007 10:46, Robert Lewis wrote:
>I was thinking about buying a Q6600 processor that
>has four cores.
>
>Does anyone have htop running using this processor?
>Does htop show all four cores?

top (not sure about htop) will show 'cpus', which is the liberal term for core
in linux.

>Is the current kernel multi-threaded such that the
>end user gets any benefit if they purchase this processor?

The kernel is MT. We'd be in performance hell if it was not.
Though there is some code which makes use of the BKL
[http://lwn.net/Articles/202780/], which means you actually
get to notice performance minuses.
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