Subject: Re: NetBSD SMP support
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/06/2006 18:40:44
On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 08:04:16PM -0500, Null Void wrote:
> Can somebody tell me what is the current status of SMP support in
> NetBSD? Is it stable enough for use in production or is it still
> experimental?

I have an aging dual-CPU compaq proliant (still) in production:

$ uptime
 6:39PM  up 600 days, 5 mins, 12 users, load averages: 4.71, 4.79, 4.74
$ uname -a
NetBSD mordor 2.0 NetBSD 2.0 (GENERIC.MP) #0: Wed Dec  1 11:06:48 UTC 2004 builds@build:/big/builds/ab/netbsd-2-0-RELEASE/i386/200411300000Z-obj/big/builds/ab/netbsd-2-0-RELEASE/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC.MP i386

NetBSD has held together very well on it.  it is running RAIDFrame
across six internal drives, and provides internal DNS, NIS, NFS
homedirs, DHCP, gnats, and light intranet web service.

I keep waiting for it to keel over but it just keeps going.  it's
compiling 3.1(.0) right now with /var/obj on RAIDFrame, which keeps the
load average up.  when it finishes I ought to update it, but I've said
that for almost two years now and never made the time for it...

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
              "silly brewer, saaz are for pils!"  --  virt