SMP with Ubuntu 6.10

Stephen Ryan taketwoaspirin at
Wed Dec 13 18:48:03 UTC 2006

On 12/13/06, yorlick kilroy <yorlick at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to get the most out of my Intel Core 2 Duo on Ubuntu 6.10. I read
> that you need to install the SMP kernel in order to get multiprocessor
> support on ubuntu. I currently have  the   2.6.17-10-generic kernel running
> on my Ubuntu installation and "top" tells me that I have 2 CPUs. When I
> search for an smp package in synaptic, the package manager tell me that the
> linux-686-smp is obsoleted by the linux-image-generic which is the current
> image installed.
> This confuses me. Does this mean that I don't need to install any SMP
> packages as they are all included already? Is there a good benchmark for
> dual core CPUs for linux?

The advice you read was valid for earlier versions; in 6.10, the
kernel was changed to have smp support by default.  As long as "top"
shows both, they're both there and working.

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