cvs commit: src/sys/amd64/amd64 mp_machdep.c src/sys/i386/i386 mp_machdep.c

Bruce Evans brde at
Sat Nov 10 00:33:02 PST 2007

On Fri, 9 Nov 2007, Maxim Sobolev wrote:

> For what it is worth I think Nate has the correct point. We should not force 
> this setting upon each and every user if it can realistically affect only 
> 0.0001% of our userbase. Leaving this setting on for production server that 
> does lot of sensitive crypto and has lot of untrusted remote users is like 
> leaving open access to the server console in the common room. At the same 
> time, most of us have open access to consoles of their laptops/desktops at 
> home/work.

Nothing is forced, since the setting is only the default.

Off is a good default since hyperthreading seems to be a pessimization
in most casts.

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