[mythtv-users] Upgrading CPU

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Sep 17 11:12:43 UTC 2007


Matt Emmott wrote:
> Are you guys sure that just dropping in a new CPU is enough? Won't you 
> need an SMP kernel to use the second core? In the Windows world Windows 
> will usually detect a second CPU and install an SMP HAL (At least it 
> does in Win2K3 Server). Will Linux do the same or is it a more manual 
> process?
Probably be a good idea to rebuild the kernel with the appropriate options, 
every time you change the cpu. Sure, it'll probably work, as is (will have to, 
if you want to rebuild the kernel!) but you may miss out some goodies in the 
kernel options if you don't rebuild.

Mike Perkins


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