Some SMP questions

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Thu Feb 23 16:10:17 PST 2006

When you do a "default" install of 6.0-RELEASE, does the kernel have 
support for SMP?  Or do you have to compile a custom kernel to get that?

Does this mean SMP is not enabled?

kern.smp.cpus: 1
kern.smp.disabled: 0 0
kern.smp.maxcpus: 1

Can I set these with sysctl?  Or do I need to recompile the kernel?  (I'm 
assuming I need this:
kern.smp.cpus: 2
kern.smp.disabled: 0 1
kern.smp.maxcpus: 2

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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