Re: SMP processor rework help needed

From: Pascal Schmidt (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 00:07:16 EST

On 14 Oct 2001, Andi Kleen wrote:

> I used to have such an AMP machine too: a dual PII-300 with one Katmai and
> one Deschutes. It's technically a violation of the specs; the Intel SMP
> spec requires that the non boot cpus need to have a superset of the
> features of the boot CPU. One CPU died, so it is symmetric now.
Errrrm, excuse me, but why not simply swap the two CPUs so that the one
with less features becomes the boot CPU?

Ciao, Pascal

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