SMP terminology

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Fri Feb 23 11:53:06 UTC 2007

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:01:42PM +0100, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
> Hi list,
> just a quick question, for the sake of knowledge:
> >dmesg | grep "^ cpu"
> cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
> cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
> Does anyone know what BSP and AP mean? I search google and wikipedia
> but I can't find anything useful, let alone "The Bulk Synchronous
> Parallel computer is a model for designing parallel algorithms." this
> one, which I don't think is related.

A quick search with Google reveals that

BSP = BootStrap Processor
AP  = Application Processor

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Erik Trulsson
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