Subject: Re: SMP support for i386 Dell PowerEdge 300SC (Intel 440BX)?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 07/22/2001 16:22:50
In article <Pine.BSF.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Ronald van der Pol <Ronald.vanderPol@surfnet.nl> writes:
> Will sommerfeld_i386mp_1 support a dual processor (2x PIII 850MHz/256kB)
> Dell PowerEdge 300SC with Intel 440BX AGPset chipset?
BX mainboards will probably work best because the SMP code was developed
on a Dual Celeron system with such a mainboard.
> What is the current stability of the code?
It's supposed to work somewhat reliable. However, you need NetBSD-current
from some special time in the past to get it working with things like
USB. But this old NetBSD-current might have bugs e.g. in UVM/UBC which
are fixed in the meantime.
If you are intending to use this system in production I would suggest
that you get a fast Athlon or Pentium IV system instead.
> Is there some kind of roadmap?
AFAIK only a todo list.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/