Proliant on a 6500

Danny Carroll fbsd at
Mon May 12 12:24:49 PDT 2003

Sorry to reply to myself, but I wanted to expand this to -stable and add
some more info...
See the original post at the bottom of this msg.

I just took the Smart 2/P and put it in slot1 (one of the shared Eisa/PCI

Now the Dmesg output shows the "SMP: AP CPU" lines in a different order...

They were:
SMP: AP CPU# 3 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU# 1 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU# 2 Launched!

now they are:
SMP: AP CPU# 1 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU# 2 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU# 3 Launched!

I don't think this is a SMP problem, but rather a SMP/Smart2 combined

Has anyone got FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE working on a Compaq Proliant 6500 with a

----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Carroll" <fbsd at>
To: <freebsd-smp at>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 6:29 PM
Subject: Proliant on a 6500

> Hiya all...
> I have a compaq proliant 6500 with 4 cpu's
> I am trying to install 4.8 on it (I got it installed but it's SMP that
> not work).
> The kernel seems to hang after the SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched.
> Actually it gets two lines extra (mounting root off the ida controller).
> Now, scrolllock and caps and everything still work, (I can even sroll back
> and read the text) but nothing else happens.
> I am about to wipe and choose UNIXWare 7 (I chose solaris last time) and
> we'll see what happens, but I was wondering if you have seen this problem
> before.
> One more thing...  I only had the first two SMP settings in the kernel I
> none of that NCPU etc stuff,...  Do I need it for 4.8?  If so, how do I
> out how many interupts to set??
> Any more tips??
> Thanks...
> -D

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