Subject: Re: SMP stability issues
To: Byron Servies <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 11/12/2006 18:33:21
On Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 08:55:21AM -0800, Byron Servies wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not saying this is your problem, but a few years ago I had a VP6  
> that worked in single CPU mode but not dual with NetBSD 1.6.   
> Eventually, after having it lock up periodically, I gave up and ran  
> it as a single CPU machine.  That lasted a couple of months before  
> the CPU0 socket failed entirely and the machine stopped booting at all.
> No smoke.  No noise.  The board/cpu was just plain bad, and there was  
> no indication before it let go for good that this was the case.

I don't think it's a broken board in my case; all the apollo-pro based
dual-PIII motherboard I tried shows this behavior.

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