>This should already go into a FAQ somewhere: yes, FireWall-1 at least
>Solaris Sparc and Solaris x86 Intel does take advantage of
>multiprocessing. Why: because Solaris itself distributes the load
>two or more processors. Believe me, if you add a second processor to
>Pentium for example you can see how it gets better.
This only works *really* well with programs that are multi-threaded,
though. If the program is not thread safe, "bad things happen." I've
seen cases of programs ON SOLARIS where they weren't thread safe and
occasional glitches and such happened.
In short, if you want the advantages of a multiprocessor box, you really
need to run programs that are thread-safe and are written to take
advantage of it.
Dameon D. Welch, a.k.a. "PhoneBoy", a.k.a. "JungleMan"
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