Here is one more way to find out how many CPUs are used by Linux:
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep “^vendor_id” | wc -l

As for me I use this way to make sure that SMP kernel should be installed.

You’re welcome to suggest your ways of doing the same in comments. Thank you in advance!




  1. October 14, 2007  6:57 pm by polarizer Reply

    While browsing your blog i found this one liner here with two pipes where not a single one is needed

    grep -c ^vendor_id /proc/cpuinfo

    Do you know the "useless use of cat" award[1] :O)

    Nevertheless. Really useful resources here.

    The polarizer

  2. October 17, 2007  7:43 am by artiomix Reply

    Hi Polarizer!

    Thanks for the tip, it's appreciated!

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