ubuntu 6.10 amd64 Edgy on HP nx6325 dual core AMD64 X2 laptop

Adriano Varoli Piazza moranar at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 07:14:26 UTC 2006

On 12/15/06, primorec <geda.mail at gmail.com> wrote:
> How can I check if both cores are utilized (enabled , used) ?

/proc/cpuinfo is already telling you. It sees two cores. It uses two
cores. Two cores are enabled. Otherwise, you wouldn't see mention of
them -and your computer wouldn't run, possibly, since getting it wrong
on the type and number of processors would be quite problematic-

Now, if you want software that specifically uses both cores
efficiently, you have two options: wait for some other member of this
list to answer (I don't have a multi-core processor, sadly), or

The -j option in gcc is, I presume, more or less the further you'll
get this way, since nowadays, for "common" users there's almost no
need of multi-core solutions (just as how, for common users, a 64-bit
processor is overkill. I have an Athlon 64. It is overkill. 90% of the
time it's running at half its speed thanks to the frequency governors,
and I run Ubuntu i386).

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