Subject RE: [firebird-support] Is Firebird a hoax?
Author Richard Pendered
If the machine has only 1 physical CPU then the multi CPU kernal of
WinXP/2000 will fail to work correctly when HT is off in the BIOS. This is
why you are getting the 5-7 minute boot.
I would recommend turning off Seti@home until the machine is running okay.
What OS is the older P4 2Ghz running?
Have you tried FB on that?

More questions than answers this time sorry!

-----Original Message-----
From: Salvatore Besso [mailto:s.besso@...]
Sent: 09 January 2004 16:01
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] Is Firebird a hoax?

hello Richard,

> If the machine is going to be a FB/IB only server

no, the actual machine is for development only, and CPUAffinity in
firebird.conf is already set = 1.

Anyway I have tried to momentarily turn off HT, but the machine
becomes almost unusable (taking 5-7 minutes only for boot), maybe
because I'm also running Seti@home client, which takes almost all the
cpu for itself (but only 50% with HT on). If I close Seti client the
machine returns at a normal usability. But the strange thing is that I
run Seti client also on the second older machine with a P4 2 GHz. that
doesn't have HT at all, and that machine is perfectly usable even if
cpu usage is 100%.

Thank you for the information.

Best regards

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