Subject: Re: testers wanted: poweredge / prioris users
To: Geoffrey Lee <>
From: Douglas Brebner <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/18/2004 22:57:35
On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 21:57:56 +1000
Geoffrey Lee <> wrote:

> I understand that some of the Dell PowerEdge and Digital Prioris have
> problems with the IO/APIC not working correctly.  It works fine in UP
> mode if you dont use the APIC but fails in MP mode (where the APIC is
> mandatory) or in UP mode but utilizing the IO/APIC.
> I have attached a quick hack and I would like to seek help from the
> NetBSD community who have such problem machines (UP or MP mode but
> with IO/APIC enabled) to test whether this patch fixes things for
> them.

I've just tried a 2.0 beta kernel (GENERIC.MP) with your patch and my
dual cpu Prioris MX 6200 now boots fine.

Thanks for working on this :)