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Date:	Wed, 05 Dec 2007 08:34:20 -0600
From:	Robert Hancock <>
To:	Guennadi Liakhovetski <>
Subject: Re: [Timers SMP] can this machine be helped?

Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Robert Hancock wrote:
>> Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
>>> I've got an old 2xP-II @ 400MHz Compaq AP400 system, which I'm still using.
>>> It has many peculiarities, so, I wouldn't be surprised if the answer to my
>>> questions would be "sorry, the patient is rather dead than alive".
>> How about disabling ACPI entirely, acpi=off on kernel command line? I wouldn't
>> be surprised to see a lot of ACPI stuff broken on an older machine like that..
> See above - it's an SMP.
> Thanks
> Guennadi
> ---
> Guennadi Liakhovetski

On a machine that old, you shouldn't need ACPI to detect both CPUs, it 
should be able to use MPS..

Robert Hancock      Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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