[LinuxBIOS] SMP hardware question

Li-Ta Lo 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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