Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Mar 22 07:29:15 PDT 2008

Jim Stapleton wrote:
> Supposedly SMP is available by default in 7.0, but I didn't see the
> 'options SMP' entry in the generic config. I take it that is
> unnecessary for SMP support now?

No, I think you are referring to the fact that sysinstall will install a 
kernel compiled with options SMP if run on an SMP-capable system.

> This says it's for real time in the config. Chances are, i don't need
> it, but I'd like to verify. Mostly I do standard desktop stuff:
> KDE/gnome/xfce/ion depending on who's logged in, FireFox, kmail,
> OpenOffice, WINE, and probably a VM once I get one working. I do some
> coding (C/C++/Python, maybe some D soon), but nothing that would need
> real time to my knowledge. A future rebuild of this machine will act
> as a PVR as well.

It's a standard API that some applications may need to use.  There is no 
good reason not to include it.


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