Subject: Re: netbsd-2-0-RELEASE
To: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/05/2004 15:01:54
On Sun, Dec 05, 2004 at 02:50:20PM +0100, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> Interestingly enough the release notes for NetBSD 1.6, 1.6.1 and 1.6.2 do 
> not mention multiprocessor support neither of them.
> The 1.5 release mentions SMP in that the new kernel locking code and 
> scheduler restructure was done to support future SMP.

But it was in 1.6 and officially documented for alpha.

> The fact that it works is one thing, but the official line have been that 
> it will come in 2.0. It should probably be around in various archives as 
> well, from times when people have asked about SMP and threads.

This was not official, because the decision to call it 2.0 was not made
at this time. And SMP is still not there, we miss it on mips, hp700, m68k, ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference