Re: [Lse-tech] CPUSET Proposal

From: William Lee Irwin III <>
Date: 2003-09-25 17:14:18
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 23:57:10 -0700, David Mosberger <> said:
David> I wasn't suggesting that x86 is limited to 8-way, I was
David> wondering how many > 8-way x86 Linux machines are actually
David> out there.  I wasn't even being facetious---just curious.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 12:07:03AM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
> Incidentally, the first "big" SMP machine I had access to was some
> sort of Sequent (S81/10?), with ~12 80386 CPUs (yes, that was a long
> time ago... ;-).

Aha, I've been on S-81's myself. Those definitely predated APIC's.
I think they used the SLIC or whatever the precursor to the CSLIC was
for an interrupt controller, and I'm sure there's a Sequent historian
around somewhere to correct me if my memory's (which wouldn't have been
of kernel hacking back then) failed me. =)

-- wli
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