Broken MP table detected ...

Scott Long scottl at
Mon Sep 19 17:55:49 PDT 2005

Wilkinson, Alex wrote:
> Can anyone tell me what the following means, and how to fix it:
>     APIC_IO: Testing 8254 interrupt delivery
>     APIC_IO: Broken MP table detected: 8254 is not connected to IOAPIC #0 intpin 2
>     APIC_IO: routing 8254 via 8259 and IOAPIC #0 intpin 0
>  - aW

It means that you need to use 6.0 instead of 5.x =-)  It represents the 
old way that we connected the timecounters, which apparently isn't well
supported with newer amd64 boards.  6.0 solves this problem by using a
better supported mechanism.


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