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Re: How do I learn the Hurd stuff?

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Re: How do I learn the Hurd stuff?
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:35:54 +0200
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On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 05:32:40PM +0200, Almudena Garcia wrote:
> Excuse me, It's a little offtopic.
> I was talking about implement SMP via hardware in Hurd (Mach really). In
> this implementation, Mach configures the processor during the boot,
> enabling multicore support. (All Pentium 4 or modern x86 processor supports
> this)
> In the current SMP support, this multicore support feels been build from
> software, generating the threads and assigning It to the processor from
> software. Then, my idea is to start a project to change this SMP software
> to a newer implementation via hardware, as I previously said.  As this
> form, we don't need to know how many cores has the processor and set the
> core number in Mach in compilation time. Instead, the same processor will
> detect the cores number and configure SMP automatically.
> https://c9x.me/x86/html/file_module_x86_id_45.html
> https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/64-ia-32-architectures-software-developer-vol-3a-part-1-manual.html

What is "a newer implementation via hardware" ? Can you be very specific
about what you're referring to ?

Richard Braun

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