Well it is more anti-SMP than anything else. :-)
But at a deeper level it is about why forking entire copies
of the OS into a virtual cluster should scale better than
trying the multi-threaded SMP approach. So yes, it does
Besides which, if you take this approach, then on monster
boxes forking should scale better than threading.
An incidental note. There are problems that the 4 CPU
box can outperform the 16-processor cluster at. But for
most people the cluster is a better answer, and Linus
is very aware of that.
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