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Date:      Tue, 23 Apr 2002 11:56:43 +0200 (CEST)
From:      Marc van Woerkom <>
Cc:        freebsd-smp@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   2 x P4 2.2GHz Supermicro P4DP6 and Linux Emulation
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we have a nice SMP system here, a 2 x P4 2.2GHz Supermicro P4DP6
that we need to configure with a custom database system. 
(See dmesg output below).

It was originally intended to operate under Mandrake Linux,
but the SMP system behaved such unstable, that we can't use it.

This gives me the chance to introduce FreeBSD here. :)

My hope is that FreeBSD operates smooth on the hardware,
and that our Linux emulation is very good.

Yesterday evening I installed a 4.5-RELEASE and rolled a SMP Kernel.
So far everything works very smoothly.
Great, guys!

I managed to cvsup the FreeBSD cvs repository and will upgrade
to the latest -STABLE during the day.

Now comes the tricky bit:

The OODB we use (Versant) is released for a Red Hat 7.1 system.
This means I need to build a compatible run time environment
at least.
It would be even better if I could manage to create a build
environment as well (which needs a certain gcc release to
be able to compile against the OODB libs) to rebuilt our
backend software on the box.

This means I need some information about the two 
Linux emulation ports (6.1 and 7.1) in the ports collection.
I need RH 7.1 compatibility - does this mean I can just
add that 7.1 linux port, or would it interfere with the
already installe 6.1 linux port?

Has any other crazy person already tried to make use
of the Linux emulation on a SMP box?

Finally I need to a recent Linux JDK 1.4 port to the box, to
allow a Java RMI server process to run on it.

It would be nice if the SMP people here, who have run
similiar software, could share experience.


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FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE #0: Mon Apr 22 23:13:28 CEST 2002
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Pentium 4 (2196.27-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf24  Stepping = 4
real memory  = 2146959360 (2096640K bytes)
avail memory = 2086367232 (2037468K bytes)
Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #0
IOAPIC #0 intpin 2 -> irq 0
Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #1
Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #2
Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #3
Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #4
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor motherboard
 cpu0 (BSP): apic id:  0, version: 0x00050014, at 0xfee00000
 cpu1 (AP):  apic id:  6, version: 0x00050014, at 0xfee00000
 cpu2 (AP):  apic id:  1, version: 0x00050014, at 0xfee00000
 cpu3 (AP):  apic id:  7, version: 0x00050014, at 0xfee00000
 io0 (APIC): apic id:  2, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec00000
 io1 (APIC): apic id:  3, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec80000
 io2 (APIC): apic id:  4, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec80400
 io3 (APIC): apic id:  5, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec81000
 io4 (APIC): apic id:  8, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec81400
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc04a4000.
md0: Malloc disk

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