Re: 2.6.18-mm2

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 17:47:24 EST

On Friday 29 September 2006 23:36, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 10:36:15PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > The only reason to not use it are old broken BIOS or old CPUs
> > without local APIC, but those can be all handled at runtime like
> > the 64bit kernel does.
> >
> > The SUSE kernel has a imho good default heuristic based on
> > DMI date, DMI number of processors and of course trusting the ACPI tables
> > (don't use if disabled there)
> Any plans to push those heuristics to mainline too ?

Yes, probably not for .19 though. I wanted to do it together
with the removal of the APIC CONFIGs and a lot of cleanup in this
area that will come from that.


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