Subject: Re: 2.0_RC1/i386: SMP not working?
To: None <>
From: Florian Stoehr <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/30/2004 20:48:09
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Christos Zoulas wrote:

> In article <>,
> Geert Hendrickx <> wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I have installed NetBSD-2.0_RC1 with GENERIC.MP kernel on a dual-cpu
> >i386 machine (dual P4).  NetBSD runs fine, but the kernel seems to
> >detect only one cpu (dmesg appended below).  However both FreeBSD and
> >Linux (knoppix) do detect and spin up both cpus.
> >
> >What am I missing?  Maybe some sysctls or loader configuration which I
> >must tweak?  I can hardly find documentation about SMP on NetBSD...
> Is it a true dual P4 or a hyperthreaded one? If you have two physical
> processors, then this is a bug. If you have two logical ones, then you
> need to use an ACPI kernel inorder for them to be found.
> christos

I compiled 2.0_RC1 two days ago and it works perfectly in a dual Athlon
1800+ machine (two real CPUs).