MacBook users: possible fix for the SMP problem

Rui Paulo rpaulo at
Wed Nov 7 10:39:07 PST 2007

On Nov 7, 2007 5:34 PM, Scott Long <scottl at> wrote:
> We can probably do a hack early on to see the PCI ID of the chipset.
> If that's possible, then it can be turned on by default for that case.
> The problem with tunbles like this is that they are inherently obscure,
> especially for new users that are most likely to need them.

Hmm. Well, I don't know about other systems requiring this fix. So,
for something more simple I could check the smbios.system.product
environment variable and turn the bit off on the MacBooks. I don't
feel like this problem is specific to the ICH7 chipset. It seems more
like a problem only specific to the MacBooks.

What do you think?
Rui Paulo

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