Subject: Re: latest MP kernel?
To: Sean Doran <smd@ebone.net>
From: John Franklin <franklin@elfie.org>
List: tech-smp
Date: 02/14/2001 14:37:05
On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 04:43:03PM +0100, Sean Doran wrote:
> | Is there a 1.5 (-current) MP kernel available for testing on the ftp site
> | somewhere?  Or is it best to sync up to -current on my source tree,
> | add the sommerfield smp stuff, and then build a kernel as to the 
> | instructions a few months back?
> 
> Well, more precisely, I was tracking cvs -current and in .../sys/arch/i386
> I updated to the MP branch ("cvs update -dP -rsommerfeld_i386mp_1"),
> and remembered not to use the "-A" flag when doing occasional top-level
> cvs updates.
> 
> There are occasional drifts between -current userland and the .../i386
> code using this approach, but nothing hugely major, and various people
> have kindly synced the branch to -current from time to time.

I've been having problems getting MP kernels to recognize USB devices
(similar to PR#11018).  Non-MP kernels seem to work just fine, tho.
I haven't PR'd it since it seems to have one already and is for
code that isn't in -current yet, anyway.  I also can't get the GENERIC
kernel to build (as of today's CVS update).

I figure the first problem will likely go away by the time the second
does, and I'm pretty sure they're aware of the GENERIC kernel issues.

However, using a standard PS/2 keyboard and mouse works just fine and
the MP kernel is reasonably stable.  I wouldn't bet my business on it,
but it works fine at home for a workstation.  Pretty snazzy for something
too fresh to be considered even bleeding edge.

jf
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