Re: APIC error on CPUx

From: Xavier Bestel
Date: Mon May 22 2006 - 09:12:36 EST

On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 14:54, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > 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.

So, is there a software solution to this problem ?
I have the same one on an old Dell server.


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