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    Priapistic Monk KorpDeath's Avatar
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    quick compile question

    Will I run into any problems if I compile on a machine with a single processor but then upgrade to two procs (and recompile the kernel, of course)and yet continue to develop on that machine? That's a horribly worded question I realize but, oh well.

    If it makes any difference it's FreeBSD 4.7.

    The reason I ask is I have dual proc board with one proc on it. I know I'll get a second proc very soon but I want to start developing on this machine immediately.. I hope that explains it well enough.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I haven't had any problems.

    I have a dual processor machine that I use to program/compile on and I also compile on the PCs at work and school (single processor).... not to mention my other single processor machines here.

    I compile on RH7.3, 8.0 win2k, Xp pro without a problem weather single processor or dual.
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    Typically, it *shouldn't* make any difference at all. The only scenario that I can think of where it might make a difference was if you had a program specifically built for two processors and you removed one. Adding a processor will mean that your old programs will just not take advantage of the second processor without being specifically converted to multi threaded programs. At least that's how it works under Winblows 2k/XP. Still, I'd ask someone else before doing it.
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    thank you, so prompt

    Originally posted here by phishphreek80
    I haven't had any problems.

    I have a dual processor machine that I use to program/compile on and I also compile on the PCs at work and school (single processor).... not to mention my other single processor machines here.

    I compile on RH7.3, 8.0 win2k, Xp pro without a problem weather single processor or dual.
    Got the question answered, thanks Phish... I'll let you know what happens tomorrow.


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    Thanks again for answering.
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