Yes, my.cnf accepted that variable, BUT... for what i have been reading, MYQLD will not use all the prcessors unless the mysqld version has been compiled to use multiple processor, so I guess my question is:
Has the xampp MYSQL been compiled to support multiple processors? I have no way of knowing since I only downloaded the binaries.
BTW, im using XAMPP Linux 1.5.4a
thanks a lot for your help!!