Mike Smith wrote:
> > Matthew Dillon wrote:> thereabouts.  Patches have been posted to several ma
    iling lists, I was
> > wondering whether they've been committed somewhere along the line, and
> > whether APM was safe for inclusion into a 4.0-CURRENT SMP kernel again.
> APM and SMP are not functional in -current; this broke with the new 
> BIOS call mechanism and I have not yet been able to fathom the nature 
> of the problem.

According to Alan Cox (the Linux one), most APM BIOS implementations are
fundamentally incompatable with SMP.  (he said "all", not "most" actually).

Using APM for anything more than "turn the box off" after shutting down all
the AP's is going to be trouble, assuming he's right.


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