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Re: A niche for the Hurd - multi-core systems

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: A niche for the Hurd - multi-core systems
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 15:43:23 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

Arne Babenhauserheide, le Sun 02 Nov 2008 11:05:26 +0100, a écrit :
> Am Dienstag 21 Oktober 2008 09:44:40 schrieb Samuel Thibault:
> > Matthew Ayres, le Mon 20 Oct 2008 17:59:37 +0100, a écrit :
> > > I would like to see the Hurd focusing on multi-core systems.
> >
> > Mach would need to be SMP-fixed first :)
> Does that mean the Hurd can't yet be used on multi-core systems? 

Hurd yes (though there are probably bugs), Mach no (as the smp code was
never maintained in the meanwhile, and IIRC the linux glue code doesn't
handle SMPness.

Note that you can still use a multi-core system, but just one core of it


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