Feb 16, 2010 Linux

The Beauty Of Partitioning

By Mark Hermeling


Developing for multicore often asks for new approaches to architecting
embedded systems. A low-core-count multicore processor, say a 2 or 4
core processor, could be configured to use a single operating system in a
SMP configuration.

This would give one single OS control over both
cores and is often a valid configuation. The OS should have features
such as core affinity and core reservation. The former will lock a
process to a core, but will allow other processes to use the core as
well, the latter reserves a core for the exclusive use of a single

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