Will pfsense utilize both cores?

  • I recently built my first pfsense box using a Intel e5200 cpu. Will pfsense automatically utilize both available cores? If not, how do I fix that? I am using one of the latest nanobsd images from your 1.2.3 snapshot server.

  • Yes, it will use both cores.  How fully it will utilize both at the same time depends on exactly what you're doing with it.

  • I believe pf itself uses the GIANT LOCK, but the rest of the O/S will use both cpus for tasks unrelated directly to pf.

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