APIC error and APIC in general

From: martin f krafft
Date: Thu Mar 23 2006 - 10:03:48 EST

> Mar 23 15:54:20 cirrus kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 00(40)

I've been getting error like this various times now. The web says
it's usually a hardware problem, defective motherboard, or the like.
The general solution is to append 'noapic' at boot. Sure, this
works, but...

What are the benefits of APIC anyway, and what will I lose if
I disable it?

martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
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