Re: [patch] SMP alternatives

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Nov 23 2005 - 18:10:59 EST

On Wed, 23 Nov 2005, Andi Kleen wrote:
> I don't think it'll force them to that, it will just be a common
> use case. e.g. you start a separate VM to run your firewall in.
> Do you really need it multithreaded?

The question is: do you need a virtualized environment for it.

And the answer is: no.

I realize that you can make up an infinite number of things you _can_ use
virtualization for. That doesn't mean that people _will_.

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