Subject: MP success
To: None <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 03/10/2003 21:25:12
Just to make this a rambling story:

I thought I was buying a Dell Precision 410 with 1 450 Mhz proc and 128 mem
from for $200 with a 90 day guarantee. I even
bought a second proc to put in it.

What I got was a Dell Precision 610 with 2 450 Mhz PII Xeon chips and 512 mem.

I installed NetBSD 1.6P from the iso image in the snapshot directory, and
then built an MP kernel from the source tarball found there. It comes right up
in dual processor mode without a hitch.

The only oddity is that NetBSD thinks they are PIII processors.
Rick Kelly