Subject: Re: MSI 6501 Dual AMD Athlon MP & 1.6 i386 MP kernel
To: MLH <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 09/20/2002 00:31:59
> > From experiences with other systems I'd suspect the cpu is an
> > a screaming loop waiting for a lock.
> Would the temperature on that cpu likely go up or down under this
> condition? This was cpu1 and it went down to idle temperature.

Hard to say, all the FP stuff will be off, other bits too.
If it is looping in an xchg intruction then the bus cycle
is quite long as well - so power could be down...

(also it isn't a P4)


David Laight: