Need to compile kernel for 2 or more processors?
jbiquez at intranet.com.mx
Sun Dec 5 17:40:06 UTC 2010
I hope this question does not sound so stupid. I am sorry in advance.
I am doing my guideline of the activities I need to do to change an
old 2 processors INtel 386 machine with 1GB of ram and 30GB of hard
disk. The machine is working fine but after more than 10 years of
working will be replaced for a new machine (could be an i3, i7, or
xeon maybe). This one will be honored and will continue working as
our secondary DNS. Actually is running Freebsd version 7.3 PRERELEASE
. I will updated to 7.3 RELEASE.
This machine has 2 physical processors and I remember that on old
version of FreeBSD I have to compile the kernel so the second
processor could be seen. I still do not know aht processor will be
but I am looking for the strongest and cheapest combination of
motherboard and processor. Anyway, I was wondering, if it is only one
physycal processor with 2-4 embedded (xeon by exmaple)
I guess that actually we do not have to change the kernel so all
processors can be seen? Am I right ?
By the way, if you can suggest based on experience the best
combination on price performance of motherboard/processor to follow
(not necessary the latest one) please let me know.
Thanks in advance
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