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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.0test11-ac1
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By author: Alan Cox <>
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> > > making any assumptions about APIC availability on a processor.
> >
> > OK, but how does it handle the 82489DX? There are valid configurations
> > using this kind of APIC, including Pentium P54C ones...
> These processors don't report the APIC on the cpuid ? If so then I guess
> the fix is something like this
> if( cpuid says there is no local apic && vendor != intel)
> Intel stuff appears to always be happy poking in APIC space. I don't know
> if this is related to the chip internals on the non APIC capable chips.

Nononono... the 82489DX is an *external* APIC, which should be usable
on any Socket 5/7 CPU...

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