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Re: 2.6.32.1 kernel configuration only seeing 1 core on Intel E5540 CPU

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Hi Kurt

On Thursday 24 June 2010 00:53:46 Kurt Newman wrote:
> I've loaded this same i7 Nehalem machine with CentOS 5.3
> (2.6.18-128.el5PAE), Ubuntu 9.04 (2.6.28-11-generic), and a modified
> distro with a custom kernel (2.6.32.1).
> 
> The CentOS and Ubuntu kernels find all 4 cores just fine; however, my
> custom kernel only finds 1.  I've enabled the following:
> 
>  - SMP
>  - X86_BIGSMP (systems with more than 8 cpus)
>  - X86_EXTENDED_PLATFORM (extended x86 platform)
>  - SCHED_SMT (hyper-threading)
>  - SCHED_MC (Multi-core scheduler)
>  - and varied between M686 (Pentium Pro) and MCORE2 (newer Xeon)

Just guessing, but could the CentOS and Ubuntu Kernel be a 64bit variant, 
while your custom one is 32bit? (also .1 is heavily outdated .15 is the 
current which apparently fixes several bugs).

I've not been using 32bit kernel for a couple of years and never with a multi-
core system thus just poking into the dark here.

HTH

Carsten
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