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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.0test11-ac1
"Maciej W. Rozycki" wrote:
>
> On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > Quite a few dual pentium socket 7 boards report dual cpu and apic in the
> > MP table regardless of the capabilities of the CPU installed. Its apparently
> > legal to do so. There is an apic capability flag that should be tested before
>
> It's not legal -- the MPS is very explicit the MP-table must reflect a
> real configuration.

Legal or not, there are broken BIOSes out there. I had a Tyan Tomcat 4S
that exhibited this behavior. Even though it was a single socket board,
it had the same BIOS as the 4D (dual socket version) and would crash on
an SMP kernel with a K6.

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Brian Gerst
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