intel multi-core support

Terry Lambert tlambert2 at
Mon Jan 28 15:25:43 PST 2008

Frank W. Miller wrote:
>I've been scanning the source code tree.  Can anyone point me at the files
>where code for enabling and managing Intel multi-core functionality is

They are built into the ACPI table in your BIOS, so the OS "just finds them" when it reads the processor SMP table information from there.

If you are installing a multicore CPU in a motherboard that's not expecting it, you will need to update your BIOS at the same time so that the processor is reported to the OS.

-- Terry

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