David Murphy wrote:
>> We have a Compaq Proliant 800 (dual PPro/180) which we're trying to
> recycle as a Linux machine. While it would run NT's SMP kernel just
> fine, we're not having similar success with Linux:
>> Linux version 2.2.16 (root at bigbrother.itronics.ie) (gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 SMP Mon Jun 26 14:44:04 IST 2000
> mapped APIC to ffffe000 (00262000)
> Detected 179630 kHz processor.
> Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
> Calibrating delay loop... 357.99 BogoMIPS
> Memory: 63060k/65536k available (1084k kernel code, 424k reserved, 904k data, 64k init)
> Dentry hash table entries: 8192 (order 4, 64k)
> Buffer cache hash table entries: 65536 (order 6, 256k)
> Page cache hash table entries: 16384 (order 4, 64k)
> VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
> Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
> Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
> POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
> mtrr: v1.35a (19990819) Richard Gooch (rgooch at atnf.csiro.au)
> per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 50.05 usecs.
> CPU0: Intel Pentium Pro stepping 09
> SMP motherboard not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
>> It seems to run fine on a single CPU, but obviously we'd rather use
> the two chips since they're there.
Is this another case of Compaq doing things differently.
I seem to remember that Compaq has their own HAL
(Hardware Abstraction Layer) to run in SMP mode
under Windows NT. Is this configuration actually supported?
Mark Fallon E-mail : Mark.Fallon at oracle.com
Senior Software Engineer Phone : +353-1-8033207
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