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SubjectRe: [RFC,PATCH] x86 DMI scan and UP_APIC fixes
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> The x86 UP_APIC code breaks on some machines due to BIOS bugs,
> in particular on all recent Dell Inspiron and Latitude laptops.
> This is something the DMI scan could fix, but unfortunately
> the boot order is such that the DMI scan occurs long after much
> of the core hardware has been detected and initialised.

Agreed. Also it would help for some of the intel 440GX junk where we need
to force the UP APIC on to get the irq delivery working.

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