HTT/SMP Dual Xeon systems unstable
stephen at math.missouri.edu
Wed Dec 15 11:37:07 PST 2004
John Baldwin wrote:
> There is a problem in the kernel that causes with 3 or more processors
> (including logical CPUs from HTT). Disabling HTT in the BIOS is probably
> your best bet as it will get you down to 2 CPUs which should work much
> better. HTT also isn't but so useful anyways for most workloads. The
> instability problems have just been fixed in HEAD and will hopefully be MFC'd
> for 5.4 btw.
It looks like I have lucked out so far, because I have this set up with
no problems so far. I hope this fix gets to 5.x-stable soon because for
my particular workloads HTT helps a lot.
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