Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 20:11:58 +0300
From: Apatewna <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: SMP only detects one CPU - help?
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Maybe you should use FreeBSD more often :)
Absolutely. I'm using it more and more. It's my goal to become
completely free of certain operating systems beginning with W and other
commercial software. I haven't had the guts to plunge straight into
FreeBSD, but I'm gradually achieving my goal by parallel upgrades.
As of FreeBSD 6.2 RELEASE, SMP systems are correctly detected and the
SMP kernel is used, no need to rebuild kernel. I have such an old
hardware arround (Dual [EMAIL PROTECTED]) and 6.2 RELEASE loaded the SMP kernel as
expected. Same thing on shiny new Core2Duo machines.
Try a reinstall, if this a testing machine and you'll notice that the
SMP kernel is loaded by default, unless some other strange hardware
I didn't know that. How handy. Actually I'm not sure how "options SMP"
got in my kernel config file. It's not an old kernel config file and
this is my first SMP system. Oh well.
I like to have several kernels in my /boot anyway - kernel, kernel.old,
kernel.generic and kernel.debug. I don't like to run kernel.generic
knowing there's lots of stuff in there I'm just not using, and I like
having kernel.debug around so I can backtrace kernel panics.
I'll have a go with all my kernels, see if one of them boots the
unusable AP. I'm off for a couple of weeks though, so I might not
respond for a while.
Adam J Richardson
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