Subject: Re: dual pentium pro
To: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Kranenburg <email@example.com>
Date: 09/26/2003 18:36:23
> Do you have an MP BIOS option to twiddle? I seem to recall that
> the BIOS on older motherboards defaulted to a uniprocessor state.
> Some Compaq system need to have a settings in BIOS to enable / disable MP.
> Did you look at this ?
There aren't many knobs to twiddle on this machine's bios. However,
when turned on the bios produces these messages:
Processor slot 9, processor 1 initialized at 200MHz
Processor slot 9, processor 2 initialized at 200MHz
This seems evidence to me that the bios at least knows about the existence
of the two CPUs; I don't whether that information is passed on to the OS
(I also don't know how the OS should interact with the bios to get the
information it needs).