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    SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] [PATCH][ANNOUNCE] 32way/8quad NUMAQ booting with 16 IOAPICs, 223 IRQs
    On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 12:21:42AM -0500, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
    > I've managed to put together a patch which allows a NUMAQ box with
    > more than 8 IOAPICs to boot, the current workaround is to force it to 8
    > or lower. This was achieved by setting up percpu idts thus allowing
    > us to implement per node vector spaces. The previous hurdle was running out
    > of vectors to assign, the current one is running out of irqs, something
    > which i'll further be looking at.
    > Later on i'm planning to move to per node IDTs so that i can fix f00f
    > workaround and also save space on nodeless systems. To do this will
    > probably require early_cpu_to_node workalikes (or perhaps just use
    > logical_smp_processor_id and apic_to_node).
    > Thanks to the folks at OSDL (and Mark for giving up his 4quad for so
    > long) for providing me access to the 8quad.

    Running out of IRQ's? Simply jacking up NR_IRQS and HARDIRQ_BITS should
    suffice if this is what I think it is.


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