Installation of second processor

  • This question will probably seem stupid to those of you who are well versed in BSD and similar operating systems, but if I add a second processor to my current setup (Dell Poweredge 300SC, currently a single 800 MHz PIII), will that require reinstallation of pfsense?

    I ask because I have a small amount of experience with Linux, and I remember that in the past (although I have no idea if this is still true), a different kernel was used for SMP systems.

  • The kernel has support for SMP enabled by default so it should make use of it as soon as one is detected. Reinstallation is not required.

  • Thank you very much for the quick response.