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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.0test11-ac1
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Followup to:  <E13yMsl-0005Lb-00@the-village.bc.nu>
By author: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> > > 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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