Giant and MPSAFE

Ben Paley ben at
Sun Oct 17 04:50:41 PDT 2004


bash-2.05b$ uname -a
FreeBSD 5.3-BETA5 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA5 #0: Mon Sep 20 
07:49:52 BST 2004     root at  

I've just noticed a nasty looking message at boot:

WARNING: debug.mpsafenet forced to 0 as aio requires Giant
WARNING: MPSAFE network stack disabled, expect reduced performance.

And then subsequently there are a good few references to things being (from 


Anyone have any idea what this is about, and if it's actually bad, and how I 
can sort it out?

Thanks a lot,

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