[ask] adding new processor

Artis Caune artis.caune at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 07:42:22 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 9:55 AM, andy-ch <andy-ch at andy-ch.com> wrote:
> I would like to add a new processor on my FreeBSD 7-RELEASE.
> Now it's 1 x Intel Xeon E5410, and I would like to add another 1 x Intel
> Xeon E5410, so there will be 2 x Intel Xeon E5410 (8-Core Total)
> Do I need to recompile the kernel and/or daemons inside (ex: Apache, PHP,
> MySQL, EXIM, etc...) ?
> Or the operating system (including it's daemons) will reflect to work with
> both processors once the system booted ?


FreeBSD 7.0 has multi processor support in GENERIC kernel.
If you haven't removed SMP option from kernel config, you don't need
recompile anything.

verify with:
# sysctl kern.smp.cpus

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