Subject: Re: Which version for a stable SMP
To: D. E. Evans <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/2002 11:31:33
On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 04:39:37PM -0700, D. E. Evans wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 08:15:18PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > cvs co syssrc/sys
> > cd syssrc/sys/arch/i386
> > cvs up -dPA -r i386mp_plus16_stable
> The kernel GENERIC file lists version 1.300.2.29, dated
> 2002/05/03, though it does come up 1.6-STABLE when compiled.  
> However, my previous file was 1.491.4.2, dated 2002/08/01.  What
> version of the kernel am I actually installing with this? 

The i386mp_plus16_stable tag was put long before 1.6 was released. However,
I don't think there have been important changes to the i386 MD code since
then. These are mostly bug fixes or enhanced support for some hardware,
which you should not need for a MP system.
Some kernel options have been changed/added in config file, you may want
compare the GENERIC files from netbsd-1-6 and i386mp_plus16_stable.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference