Out of the Box - dual proc

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Out of the Box - dual proc

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Okay, does anyone have any experience with dual processor machines?

Ideally I do not want to get into compiling an SMP kernel at this stage. My question is which distros support this out of the box, and which have... issues. All the major distros seem to support it, but Mandrake does not seem to Out of The Box, Red Hat seems to, I am guessing Debian and Slack will. So apart from Voids' obvious preference for RH in all things, is there any recommendations for best stability, or best process assignment, or some such, or shall I just dive in and keep screwing up until it works. If this deal happens I'll have a dual 400Mhz PIIs. In fact does the distro really matter in this case?

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I think most distros will install an SMP kernel if you install on an SMP capable box (I know for a fact Red Hat does as I run it on many dual and quad processor boxes. "cat /proc/cpuinfo" and "top" should show all of your CPUs once installed).

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