Dell pe1550 (smp) on RELENG_5 ?

Robin P. Blanchard robin.blanchard at
Mon Mar 7 06:01:00 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug White [mailto:dwhite at] 
> Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 2:46 AM
> To: Robin P. Blanchard
> Cc: stable at
> Subject: Re: Dell pe1550 (smp) on RELENG_5 ?
> On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Robin P. Blanchard wrote:
> > Anyone succesfully accomplished this ?
> > Seems I have to disable apic to get the box to sucessfully boot 
> > (otherwise will hang), thereby disabling smp.
> I have -CURRENT running on a PE1750 without issues. I have a 
> PE1650 that I'm waiting on rails for and a PE1550 I can 
> temporarily ursurp. Does it also hang under 5.3-R?
> I had some odd problems with a PE2450 that turned out to be a 
> screwed up fxp pci card. Taking the card out got the machine 
> booting again. Do you have any cards in this system?

It seems that disabling NO_MIXED_MODE allows the 1550s to succesfully operate
in smp mode.

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