Hello, I am in trouble with FreeBSD 4.9p, I have got dual processor server (2 x Pentium II 400MHz) and I would like that FreeBSD could be able to use the both of them. I have read that you need to compile the kernel once again, but I would like to know which modifies I should apply to resolve this trouble.
When you look under /usr/src/sys/i386/conf, you will see a file called GENERIC. That is the kernel-definition that FreeBSD is distributed with.
You will want to make a copy of that file, to whatever file name you want. Maybe call it DUALCPU. Inside the file, you will see the lines:
# To make an SMP kernel, the next two are needed #options SMP # Symmetric MultiProcessor Kernel #options APIC_IO # Symmetric (APIC) I/O
You will want to uncomment those two 'option' lines, to get:
# To make an SMP kernel, the next two are needed options SMP # Symmetric MultiProcessor Kernel options APIC_IO # Symmetric (APIC) I/O
Earlier in the same file, you will see the lines:
machine i386 cpu I386_CPU cpu I486_CPU cpu I586_CPU cpu I686_CPU ident GENERIC
Comment out the lines for 'I386_CPU' and 'I486_CPU', and change the word 'GENERIC' to match the name you have chosen for your kernel configuration. So:
machine i386 #cpu I386_CPU #cpu I486_CPU cpu I586_CPU cpu I686_CPU ident DUALCPU
You then want to follow the instructions for building a kernel with the filename that you used for the kernel-configuration.
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