Subject: Re: various changes on INSTALL and iso generation
To: Erik Berls <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 02/27/2007 11:32:58
On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 11:27:36PM -0800, Erik Berls wrote:
> [cc: - port-i386]
> Excelllent.  I was considering making ACPI and MP default for
> port-amd64.  With the addition of -NOMP and -NOACPI kernels.  The
> mailing list seemed to errupt in a thread about ACPI breaking on a
> large number of machines, so I aborted, and then didn't have time to
> revisit.
> Can we get MP added as a default?

It's already available from the list of kernels to install, I'm not
sure if it's a good idea to make it the default. The performance hit
is noticeable on UP machines. Ideally sysinst should be able to make
SMP or UP the default after detecting the number of CPU, but that's
another story.

> How much of these fixes can get pulled up to netbsd-4?   (eg. if we
> are able to patch for the dell, etc..)

I intend to get these in netbsd-4. But I have some more changes to do to the
iso build infrastructure first.

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