Dual core CPU's, but only 2 CPU's in-use?

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Sun Feb 24 11:46:26 UTC 2008

Tigger wrote:
> Hello. I have a Xeon system with 2 CPU's installed (dual-cores). Under
> FreeBSD 6.2, a systat reported 4 CPUs in use and so did dmesg. 
> Under FreeBSD 6.3, dmesg is reporting the 4 CPUs, but systat is only
> reporting 2 CPUs (CPU 0 and CPU 2). 
> How do I enabled the second cores on the CPU's or are they really
> running but systat is not reporting the CPU load across the cores?

You can run 'top -S' to check how many idle processes exist. If there are 
four, everything is fine.

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