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SubjectRe: [patch 26/26] x64, x2apic/intr-remap: introduce CONFIG_INTR_REMAP
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 04:37:33PM -0700, Yong Wang wrote:
> > Is it possible to run in x2apic mode without running in interrupt remapping mode?
> > Just send the irqs directly to the cpu? It feels like it should be if an iommu
> > doesn't get in the way.
> >
> Yes, it is possible to run in x2apic mode without intr-remap. However, the extended
> cpu addressability will not be fully utilized that way.

No. CPU can't be in x2apic mode with out enabling interrupt-remapping.
Interrupts may not work (even when we have few cpu's). For example, in logical
cluster mode, logical x2apic id (initialized by HW) will be > 16 bit,
in a smaller DP configuration.

In general, enabling x2apic with out enabling interrupt-remapping is not
recommended, as the platform will be using legacy interrupt format and the
CPU will be using extended ID mode.


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