Subject: RE: netBSD support for dual-Xeon. E7500, Hyper-Threading ...
To: 'Jason R Thorpe' <>
From: David Francheski <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 09/27/2002 13:43:21
Thanks Jason for the quick reply!

Dave Francheski

David L. Francheski
Caymas Systems, Inc.
5330 Old Redwood Hwy., Suite B
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 1-707-285-3038
FAX:    1-707-285-3001

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Jason R Thorpe
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 1:34 PM
To: David Francheski
Subject: Re: netBSD support for dual-Xeon. E7500, Hyper-Threading ...

On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 11:51:04AM -0700, David Francheski wrote:

 > Can anyone tell me if netBSD supports the dual-Xeon architecture
 > with E7500 chipset?    This would require netBSD to be SMP capable
 > at a minimum (which I believe it is?).

NetBSD can detect the multiple virtual CPUs in the HT Xeons, and does
have MP support for x86 systems.  I am currently having interrupt
on the E7500 when MP is enabled, however.  Unfortunately, I have not had
sufficient time to look more closely into why...

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>