Linux and symmetrical multiprocessing

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Brad Block

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Jun 13, 1994, 12:53:59 PM6/13/94
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Okay, again:

Has anyone seen or heard anything that would hint that Linux will be able
to take advantage of SMP (symmetrical multiproccesing) in future kernel
releases? Or, has anyone seen such a patch, driver, etc, for Linux or
another similair OS (BSD...)? Or, would anyone like to try to help me
write a driver to take advantage of SMP motherboards and the new
specially adapted Pentiums that are easily multiprocessed?

- Thanks!
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Alan Cox

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Jun 14, 1994, 6:02:34 AM6/14/94
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In article <2ti2v7$o...@bronze.coil.com> br...@bronze.coil.com (Brad Block) writes:
>Has anyone seen or heard anything that would hint that Linux will be able
>to take advantage of SMP (symmetrical multiproccesing) in future kernel
>releases? Or, has anyone seen such a patch, driver, etc, for Linux or
>another similair OS (BSD...)? Or, would anyone like to try to help me
>write a driver to take advantage of SMP motherboards and the new
>specially adapted Pentiums that are easily multiprocessed?
>
Get me a 3+ CPU SMP motherboard and the low level programming docs for the
SMP and I have an entire computer society who'll happily do the rest if they
get to keep the board.

Alan


Jonathan Magid

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Jun 14, 1994, 12:41:34 PM6/14/94
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In article <1994Jun14....@uk.ac.swan.pyr>,

Alan Cox <iii...@uk.ac.swan.pyr> wrote:
>>
>Get me a 3+ CPU SMP motherboard and the low level programming docs for the
>SMP and I have an entire computer society who'll happily do the rest if they
>get to keep the board.

Ah ha! Just as I always suspected, "Alan Cox" is a codename for the entire
computer society!

Now if we can just figure out the organization which lurks behind the
nom-de-compute "Eric Youngdale".

"A fiendish conspiracy"
jem.

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Eric Youngdale

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Jun 15, 1994, 5:59:41 PM6/15/94
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In article <2tkmju$a...@bigblue.oit.unc.edu>,

Jonathan Magid <j...@bittyblue.oit.unc.edu> wrote:
>Ah ha! Just as I always suspected, "Alan Cox" is a codename for the entire
>computer society!
>
>Now if we can just figure out the organization which lurks behind the
>nom-de-compute "Eric Youngdale".

I need to get a life. Perhaps I should say that we need to get a
life :-).

-Eric

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Drew Eckhardt

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Jun 16, 1994, 2:30:35 PM6/16/94
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In article <2tntkd$q...@sun.cais.com>,

Eric Youngdale <er...@cais.cais.com> wrote:
>In article <2tkmju$a...@bigblue.oit.unc.edu>,
>Jonathan Magid <j...@bittyblue.oit.unc.edu> wrote:
>>Ah ha! Just as I always suspected, "Alan Cox" is a codename for the entire
>>computer society!
>>
>>Now if we can just figure out the organization which lurks behind the
>>nom-de-compute "Eric Youngdale".
>
> I need to get a life. Perhaps I should say that we need to get a
>life :-).

Speaking from personal experience, that would be terrible! Since
I got a life, I've noticed release dates slipping by months, a limited
motivation to fix non-critical bugs...
--
Drew Eckhardt dr...@Colorado.EDU
1970 Landcruiser FJ40 w/350 Chevy power
1982 Yamaha XV920J Virago

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Eric Youngdale

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Jun 17, 1994, 7:36:51 AM6/17/94
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[Bunch of attributions deleted to satify my anal newsreader which
complains about the ratio of new/old being too low]

>>>Now if we can just figure out the organization which lurks behind the
>>>nom-de-compute "Eric Youngdale".
>
>> I need to get a life. Perhaps I should say that we need to get a
>>life :-).
>
>You probably have to go on a world tour to show the folks that you really
>exist...

Well, I will be in Heidelberg. Not being a student means that I
cannot take off for weeks at a time like some people do :-).

Hannes Reinecke

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Jun 20, 1994, 8:15:00 AM6/20/94
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In article <2ts1sk$h...@sun.cais.com> er...@cais.cais.com (Eric Youngdale) writes:

[Bunch of attributions deleted to satify my anal newsreader which
complains about the ratio of new/old being too low]
>>>Now if we can just figure out the organization which lurks behind the
>>>nom-de-compute "Eric Youngdale".
>
>> I need to get a life. Perhaps I should say that we need to get a
>>life :-).
>
>You probably have to go on a world tour to show the folks that you really
>exist...

Well, I will be in Heidelberg. Not being a student means that I
cannot take off for weeks at a time like some people do :-).

-Eric

Didn't impress me.
I'll be in Heidelberg, too.

Hannes

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