Subject: Re: SMP kernel patch
To: David <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 09/26/2001 14:22:51
> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 05:25:12 -0700
> From: David <>
> To:
> Subject: SMP kernel patch
> 	Hello, I'm curious of where I can find an SMP patch for the
> 1.5.2 kernell, or is it already built into the current kernel?

1.5.x releases do not contain SMP support.

NetBSD-current contains machine-independant SMP support, as well as
hardware-specific support for (at least) alpha and vax; a branch in
the CVS repository (not a "patch") contains support for SMP on i386.

For more information on NetBSD-current, see:

To build your own i386 SMP kernel, check out -current syssrc from cvs
or anoncvs, and then do:

        cd .../sys/arch/i386
        cvs update -rsommerfeld_i386mp_1

which will use that branch in the arch/i386 subtree only; then build a

See arch/i386/MP-UPDATING for information about the last time the
branch was brought up to date with -current.

					- Bill