[cgl_discussion] CONFIG_HYPERTHREADING ??

Patrick Mochel mochel at osdl.org
Tue Oct 8 10:16:56 PDT 2002

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, John Grana wrote:

> Is Hyperthreading something that only applies to x86 architecture?
> If not, then having the ability to disable via BIOS is ok, but other
> processor architectures such as Sparc (with OpenBoot), MIPS, PowerPC etc.
> have different ideas of BIOS (like boot proms, monitors, etc.). So, the way
> it was descibed below:
> "We did not make a statement specific to HOW to make this (or in general all
> of the)requirement(s) actually configurable"

It's specific to not only x86, but to Pentium 4 processors. That should
also mean, though, that hyperthreading won't be enabled unless CONFIG_X86 
and CONFIG_PENTIUM4 are enabled. 


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