Re: Debian hyperthreading support
On Sat, 02 Oct 2010 20:42:01 -0500, Mark wrote in message
> On 10/2/2010 6:08 PM, Nathen wrote:
> > Pretty simple question really, does Debian i.e. the current Linux
> > Kernel handle hyperthreading well? I have a server running on an
> > Intel Atom D510, should I have HT enabled or disabled to get the
> > best performance?
> > Thanks. :)
> Recently (kernel 2.6.31 or so) there has been a separate kernel
> configuration option to optimize for SMT (Intel's word for it is
> "hyperthreading"). Separate from SMP (multiple processor). Under
> SMT, a single core running two threads looks like two cores to most
> of the kernel itself and to user programs. This has been true for a
> long time. Only now, there is more support and optimization for it.
> If your kernel has it enabled, some workloads won't see any
> difference, but some will benefit a lot. I think it is enabled by
> default in the most recent stock kernels (please correct me if I'm
> Note, you may need to enable hyperthreading in your BIOS, as well.
> I would enable it for Core i7 and Atom. P4-era machines could
> sometimes have software compatibility issues with it enabled,
..details, please, I'm trying to figure out what I did wrong in
my X|dri|etc setup on my FlightGear P4.
> but I think Debian and Atoms are good.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.