RE: [PATCH] make INIT# handler call panic

From: Luck, Tony <tony.luck_at_intel.com>
Date: 2004-11-12 04:33:01
>> You could change the call to ia64_sal_set_vectors in ia64_mca_init
>> to point all cpus to just one routine (pass pointer to the same
>> routine for monarch/slave) ... and then have the OS init code
>> handle the serialization.  That would work on both correct and
>> buggy SAL implementations.
>> 
>> -Tony
>
>Certainly true. Do you have any sense of how widespread the problem
>is? Being relatively new to Itanium and having just a SR870BH2 
>to work with, I'm wondering whether such a workaround would be
>generally useful.

The only platform that I _know_ has this SAL bug is ... shuffles feet
in embarrassment ... the Intel Tiger.  But it is possible that others
have copied this bug.

-Tony
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