[coreboot] unstable AMD Fam10h boot

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Sat Sep 5 19:36:02 CEST 2009

ron minnich wrote:
> So, what I'm trying to say:
> - we have a problem on fam10h
> - it seems to be a non-smp-safe function doing a config cycle
> - there are two ways to eliminate the problem
>   o write a fam10 version of that function that will use MMCONF (will
> work on all later CPUs)
>   o modify old function by adding a lock  (i.e. stick with legacy
> mechanism for older CPUs)

Another idea would be to get rid of SMP setup in CAR stage. It sounds
highly funky to me anyways.

- Why are we doing this anyways?
   o Is there a reason?
   o No other SMP system except K10 does this.

* How many ms do we benefit from that? (Honest question). Any at all?


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