Using 2 CPUs with BIND

Evan Hunt Evan_Hunt at
Mon Dec 29 05:22:46 UTC 2008

> dns1 named[28513]: starting BIND 9.2.4 -u named -t /var/named/chroot
> dns1 named[28513]: using 2 CPUs
> When I start BIND on my Solaris 10 SPARC dual CPU (V210) system 9.4.2-P2,
> I don't get the message "using 2 CPUs", but that's what I want. I
> compiled it with './configure --prefix=/usr/local/bind --enable-threads'
> and start it with '/usr/local/bind/sbin/named -n 2 -c /etc/named.conf'.
> How do I know it's actually using the two SPARC CPUs?

That log message has changed since BIND 9.2; it now says "found X CPUs,
using Y worker threads".

If you're not seeing that, your logging might not be set to the right
severity level.  Make sure to include "info"-level messages.

Evan Hunt -- evan_hunt at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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