It would appear that SMP works again on test8, that's good news. Been hard at work on multiple PCI buses on RS/6000 Power3 hardware. It's almost working... just have one set of conflicts that I need to figure out how to best fix.
My BK 2.4 tree is sane again and I intend on keeping that way with a new dev and stable versions. I will only push up to the stable version when things *WORK*.