Re: APIC error on CPUx

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Mon May 22 2006 - 08:53:48 EST

> Can "noapic" or "nolapic" solve this ? Does it mean ( with these
> parameters ) that devices will start to use 8259 interrupt controller
> instead APIC ?

nolapic won't work on SMP (or rather forced UP mode)

You'll not see the messages anymore, but might get silent corruption.
Or it might work around it because it will make everything a bit slower.

> Is harmfull put "noapic" on "nolapic" to cmdline ?

If all devices can still be accessed noapic is just slower.


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