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SubjectRe: [Oops] apic, smp and k6
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> while now with an appropriate patch. Now Christoph Hellwig has identifi=
> ed a
> simpler solution (updated for -test11 by me):
>
> --- linux/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c~ Fri Jul 7 04:42:06 2000
> +++ linux/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c Tue Jul 18 19:22:48 2000
> @@ -785,7 +785,8 @@
> /*
> * get boot-time SMP configuration:
> */
> - if (smp_found_config)
> + if (smp_found_config && /* try only if the cpu has a local apic */
> + test_bit(X86_FEATURE_APIC, boot_cpu_data.x86_capability))
> get_smp_config();

This patch unfortunately does break some real setups, since it is legal to
have non APIC on the CPU but an APIC as an addon chip.

> I think Alan has a similar thing in his test11-ac* series.

Maciej Rozycki provided a much better test, that from reports so far seems
to be working

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