Subject: Re: MPBIOS vs MPACPI with Intel 7505 chipset
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/28/2003 18:11:25
In article <>,
Frank van der Linden <> wrote:

[... very nice explanation deleted]

>You can just specify them both. MPACPI will be tried first, and if it
>fails early, it'll fall back to MPBIOS.

Well, not entirely true. The usual case of MPACPI failure is PCI bus
enumeration for some reason, and we panic there. We have quirks for
that, but the code should be made more tolerant (or the code should
be fixed if there is a bug).