Running SMP kernel but only one cpu

Duane duane at
Sat May 2 00:16:54 UTC 2009

I have a fairly new install of 6.4, done over the 'net, on this old
Micron full tower dual PPro-180. The SMP kernel was automagically

# uname -a
FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE #0: Wed
Nov 26 12:11:16 UTC 2008
root at  i386

Performance was *rather* sluggish so I tried to ascertain if both
processors were running:

# dmesg | grep cpu
cpu0 on motherboard

Q1. Is there a better way to establish how many processors are running?

Q2. Do I need to specify, say in rc.conf, that I *want* SMP to be enabled?

Best regards,


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