Re: 2.4.31 panics on boot on 486 box: TSC requires pentium

From: Maciej W. Rozycki
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 04:51:54 EST

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Willy Tarreau wrote:

> Seems to me that it simply disables use of TSC. But if you see this option,
> it means that your kernel has been compiled with SMP enabled, which is not
> possible on 486 (I may be wrong here). Most probably, you took a config from
> an inadequate kernel for your machine.

We do support SMP on Intel MP compliant 486 systems, i.e. as long as they
are based on the APIC architecture and have a correct MP-table. This
might have not been tested for long if at all, though.

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