Subject: Re: NetBSD SMP compared to Linux SMP
To: Ross Harvey <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 07/01/2001 23:30:36
In article <200106282237.f5SMbZb00968@sigmet.ghs.com> you wrote:
>> NetBSD's SMP stuff is still in development. I heard it works, but the
>> patches are still experimental and not yet in the source.
> A minor correction or two here: the i386 code is in the sources, but on a
> cvs branch. The alpha SMP code, however, is in -current right now.
The same for VAX. :)
So while here, what's involved for SMP? As far as I understand:
* the MD part is CPU spinnup, IRQ routing, what else?
* The MI part is the lockmgr(?) interface, which helps protecting
data from concurrent access by both CPUs
What's all the details that's missing?