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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip] x86: do_boot_cpu - check if we have ESR register

* Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com> wrote:

> | > - apic_write(APIC_ESR, 0);
> | > - apic_read(APIC_ESR);
> | > + if (APIC_INTEGRATED(apic_version[phys_apicid])) {
> | > + apic_write(APIC_ESR, 0);
> | > + apic_read(APIC_ESR);
> | > + }
> |
> | i'm wondering - is the server there really that old, that it has no
> | integrated lapic? I.e. it's an i486 SMP box or so? Or perhaps some
> | other, weird SMP box?
> |
> | Ingo
> |
>
> I was quite wondering too -- it's Xeon server.
>
> >From http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/10/20/34
> >> Hardware: Compaq P4 Xeon server, Broadcom CMIC-WS / CIOB-X2 board.
> >> Tell me if you need more detailed information.

ah, Compaq - how many CPUs does that box support? If it's 8 or more then
perhaps they turned off the real local APIC, fudged some chipset glue to
emulate APIC functionality and thus were able to use 8 or more of these
chips? The built-in lapic would only go up to 4 CPUs. (or maybe even
just up to dual, depending on the model)

This reminds us that all the is-integrated-lapic checks still matter
today.

Ingo


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