[PATCH] kexec: force x86_64 arches to boot kdump kernels on boot cpu

Andi Kleen andi at firstfloor.org
Tue Nov 27 17:24:08 EST 2007

> Are we putting the system back in PIC mode or virtual wire mode? I have
> not seen systems which support PIC mode. All latest systems seems
> to be having virtual wire mode. I think in case of PIC mode, interrupts

Yes it's probably virtual wire. For real PIC mode we would need really
old systems without APIC.

> can be delivered to cpu0 only. In virt wire mode, one can program IOAPIC
> to deliver interrupt to any of the cpus and that's what we have been

The code doesn't try to program anything specific, it just restores the state
that was left over originally by the BIOS.


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