[Cialug] MPS and APIC and ACPI

Nathan C. Smith smith at ipmvs.com
Thu Jun 30 15:48:27 CDT 2005

MPS and APIC and ACPI blah!  Alphabet soup and I'm confused.

Are these systems mainly concerned with routing interrupts on multiprocessor
systems or is there a reason to have them on a single processor machine?
Perhaps a single processor machine with lots of card slots.  Am I missing
out on anything if I disable it in the BIOS?

I found this on the MS web site :
"Note:The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Specification, Revision
1.0b replaces the Multiprocessor Specification, Version 1.4."

Anybody share some rules of thumb for configuring this setting and which
ones Linux supports?




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