Subject: Re: SMP stability issues
To: Patrick Welche <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 11/10/2006 13:52:55
Patrick Welche <> writes:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 01:16:52PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Chris Rendle-Short <> writes:
>> > I haven't tried GENERIC.MPACPI yet. As I understood it is mainly
>> > intended for duel core systems and systems with HT.
>> Not really -- it is for machines that have ACPI. In general, I've been
>> finding of late that many ACPI supporting boxes just don't run right
>> if you don't use ACPI...
> .. to the extent of often needing to build custom INSTALL kernels
> with acpi on i386..

Indeed. I've had horrible instability trying to do installs without
ACPI on a few times.

Anyway, I think the general message is "if your machine has ACPI,
try things with ACPI on if you're having problems -- manufacturers
aren't testing non-ACPI very well any more."