Re: [PATCH] fix SMP kernel on SMP MoBo with APIC-less CPU

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue Aug 08 2000 - 11:15:50 EST

On Tue, 8 Aug 2000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> The Subjecy says it all:
> This patch fixes booting of a SMP-compiled i386 kernel on a SMP-capable
> motherboard with (one) non SMP-capable (= APIC-less) CPU.
> Example: AMD K6 in a dual i430TX board.

I understand why you'd want to do this, but I suspect this will also break
_real_ SMP setups that have non-local APICs (ie old intel CPU's).


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