SMP problems Bi-Opteron/HDAMA

Georges-Andre Silber silber at
Wed Apr 7 02:50:23 PDT 2004

OK, I upgraded BIOS (1.84) and all goes well now...
Thanks a lot.

Having no Windows computer, I used a bootable CDROM of FreeDOS to 
upgrade BIOS stored on a floppy disk, it worked very well, it just 
scared me during the operation :-)


James R. Van Artsalen wrote:
> Georges-Andre Silber wrote:
>> surville# diff GENERIC SURVILLE
>> 23c23
>> < ident         GENERIC
>> ---
>> > ident         SURVILLE
>> As you can see, no big changes :-)
>> I don't know what to do with my kernel to activate ACPI by default...
> See if FreeBSD/i386 sees both processors.  In particular, see if 
> FreeBSD/i386 detects ACPI or the APIC.
> See if there is a newer BIOS for that motherboard.
> See if ACPI is disabled in ROM setup.
> My theory is that FreeBSD/amd64 is OK and that BIOS for whatever reason 
> it not presenting ACPI correctly.

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