6.0 SMP support

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Nov 21 21:38:25 GMT 2005

On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 01:22:18PM -0500, Tony A. Emond wrote:
> I've been unable to enable SMP while using a kernel that includes ACPI.
> This is not a problem that occurs if ACPI is excluded from the kernel but
> loaded as a module.
> Therefore I'd like to propose that the /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/SMP file have
> a comment added to specify that the kernel should not be compiled with ACPI
> if SMP is to be enabled.

No, it's not a general problem.  You'll have to investigate your
specific problem in more detail.  Start by looking for a BIOS upgrade,
since that will often fix ACPI problems caused by a buggy
implementation on your hardware.

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