[LinuxBIOS] SMP hardware question
ollie at lanl.gov
Wed Sep 28 00:07:52 CEST 2005
On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 14:39 -0700, Adam Talbot wrote:
> Currently I have a dual proc Tyan MPX system running two athlon XP's
> that I have converted to MP by closing a bridge on the top of the CPU's.
> So that little trick changed the name of the CPU, but what makes an XP
> CPU not capable of running in an SMP setup? Is this a factor of the
> BIOS or is there something more?
> -Adam Talbot
I guess it is the MP/APIC bus? The single processor XP doesn't have the
bus to talk to each other.
Li-Ta Lo <ollie at lanl.gov>
Los Alamos National Lab
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