Running on only some cores
astrodog at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 05:56:13 PST 2009
You can set MAXCPU in the kernel config, if nothing else...
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 6:27 AM, Barney Cordoba
<barney_cordoba at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- On Tue, 1/20/09, Christoph Mallon <christoph.mallon at gmx.de> wrote:
>> From: Christoph Mallon <christoph.mallon at gmx.de>
>> Subject: Re: Running on only some cores
>> To: barney_cordoba at yahoo.com
>> Cc: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
>> Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 6:25 AM
>> Barney Cordoba schrieb:
>> > Can FreeBSD be configured to only run on N cores? So
>> for example, if I have an 8 core system, can it be
>> configured in loader.conf or through a simple hack to only
>> run on 2 cores?
>> > We're testing various configs, and its not
>> terribly convenient to keep swapping out CPUs.
>> man 4 smp
>> look for machdep.hlt_cpus
> Ok, I see this does something when run after boot. So there is no way to get the OS to simply not launch the CPU? We have something that reads the number of cpus, which doesn't seem to change.
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