Subject: Re: Welcome to port-i386
To: None <>
From: James Cornell <>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/11/2005 07:33:36
Hello.  I'm new to the NetBSD port-i386 mailing list.  I just bought a machine to tinker with.  It's a Compaq Proliant 8500 with Quad 550MHz Intel Pentium 3 XEON processors (Expandable up to 8 processors), 1GB ram (Expandable to 16GB), and I was wondering a few things about SMP support with the i386 version of NetBSD.  I've used NetBSD in the past, I know how it works and what it works on at the general angle.  I was just wondering if the NetBSD 2.0 i386 port is mature enough to support oh say 8 550 XEONS with generally good stability and close to full performance capability.  SMP was just recently added to NetBSD so I really don't know how mature exactly it is.  Please leave me some feedback regarding the maturity of the 2.0 kernel and Quad and above systems on i386 hardware.

James Cornell
Unix Systems Administrator
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