IBM / FreeBSD Install problem

Murray Taylor MTaylor at
Fri Apr 20 00:36:52 UTC 2007

Thanks all,

We will look into the code editting and see what we can get
however we are on an very short time frame so may not be able to 
slot it in before a maintenance slot where we need to be able to drop in
the box 'seamlessly' .....

But I have noted the proposed fix provided on these lists into the red


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Tinguely [mailto:tinguely at] 
> Sent: Friday, 20 April 2007 3:37 AM
> To: des at; Murray Taylor
> Cc: freebsd-hackers at; freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: IBM / FreeBSD Install problem
> >
> >  If you can either install without ACPI, or remove two of the CPUs
> >  during installation, this should be fairly easy to fix: change the
> >  definition of NLAPICS in 
> /usr/src/sys/{amd64,i386}/acpica/madt.c and
> >  rebuild your kernel, then boot with ACPI enabled and report back to
> >  us.
> >
> >  DES
> >  --=20
> >  Dag-Erling Sm=F8rgrav - des at
> I suggested that in email too, but looking closer, I think the MAXCPU
> needs to be increased because the cpu number uses the 
> apic_id. Or could
> that be changed with a logical CPU to APIC ID lookup?
> Isn't the APIC IDs programmable? not that I am suggesting that, I
> can think of headaches of all the places (like interrupt tables)
> where it needs to be changed, not to mention the worry that the
> lower APIC IDs were assigned to IOAPICs.
> --Mark Tinguely
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