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    SubjectRe: [BUG FIX] Make x86_32 uni-processor Atomic ops, Atomic
    On Thu May 28 2009, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > Hi!
    > > The observation that executing an unnecessary 'lock' opcode in some
    > > cases slows down the machine is not felt by myself to be significant
    > > to duplicating my observations. Note: I have been wrong before.
    > >
    > > This is as informative as I can make the message.
    > >
    > > PS: *not* a single machine failure, tested on five machines, owned
    > > by four different people, two brands, with different use histories.
    > I have seen some problems on via c7m based machines, where some 'smart
    > bios person' implemented EC access in AML (normally, it is accessed
    > from ec.c driver). Maybe you have similary bad bios?

    How to tell or distingush?
    Did your looking at the dmidecode output show you that?


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