Linux SMP HOWTO
v1.4, 9 july 2002
This HOWTO reviews main issues (and I hope solutions) related to SMP configuration under Linux.
Questions related to any architectures
3.1 Kernel Side
3.2 User Side
3.3 SMP Programming
3.4 MultiProcessor Specification Support (MPS)
x86 architecture specific questions
4.1 Why it doesn't work on my machine?
4.2 Possible causes of crash
4.3 Motherboard specific information
4.4 Low cost SMP Linux box (dual Celeron box)
Sparc architecture specific questions
5.1 Which Sparc machines are supported ?
5.2 Specific problem related to Sparc SMP support
PowerPC architecture specific questions
6.1 Which PPC machines are supported ?
6.2 Specific problem related to PPC SMP support
Alpha architecture specific questions
7.1 Which Alpha machines are supported ?
7.2 Specific problem related to Alpha SMP support
8.2 Multithreaded programs and library
8.3 SMP specific patches
8.4 Parallelizing/Optimizing Compilers for 586/686 machines
What's new ?
List of contributors