How does Red Hat calculate sockets for the 2013 Packaging Model?

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Calculating sockets in subscription-manager

subscription-manager reads procfs to obtained data about the hardware in a system.

You can query the data subscription-manager has obtained by using the facts option:

# subscription-manager facts | grep ^cpu
cpu.core(s)_per_socket: 4
cpu.cpu(s): 4
cpu.cpu_socket(s): 1
cpu.thread(s)...

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