Re: multiple processors?

Justin Dolske (
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 21:03:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, Nelson Minar wrote:

> Both runs say "Processor 1", which may or may not be misleading (maybe
> it was processor 1 when it said that).

This number changes on multiprocessor platforms that support fork() -- ie,
multiprocessor Unix boxes. On these systems, you can specify the number of
processors, and the program will fork enough times to fill them up --
basically the same thing as running multiple copies of the program, just
slightly automated.

Justin Dolske <URL:>
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.
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