Partial success (Re: [realtek] on-board rtl8139 fails.)

Donald Becker
Sun Dec 8 12:34:04 2002

On 8 Dec 2002, Jarl Friis wrote:
> Donald Becker <> writes:
> > On 7 Dec 2002, Jarl Friis wrote:
> > It likely changes the format of the IRQ mapping table.
> > 
> I may try upgrading the BIOS...
> Do you have any URLs explaining issues like "format of the IRQ
> mapping table"?

No, but there have been many discussions and patches on the kernel
mailing list.

We (Scyld support) usually just recommend passing "noapic", which
typically works around the problem on the SMP server machines most of
our customers use.

Donald Becker
Scyld Computing Corporation
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