FreeBSD 5.4 SMP kernels now available via FreeBSD Update

Colin Percival colin.percival at
Wed Jun 15 17:58:45 GMT 2005

It sounds like the SMP kernel I provided for FreeBSD 5.3 was quite
popular, so I've started building an SMP kernel for FreeBSD 5.4 as
well, in addition to the usual GENERIC kernel.  To take advantage
of this on your FreeBSD 5.4 SMP system, run the following commands
as root:

# touch /boot/kernel/SMP
# freebsd-update fetch
# freebsd-update install
# echo 'bootfile="SMP"' >> /boot/loader.conf

and reboot.  You should now find that `uname -ri` outputs "5.4-SECURITY SMP".

Colin Percival

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