DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2008-11
Re: Interrupt routing and friends ...
On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 00:01:00 Hasso Tepper wrote:
> But the question I wanted to ask ... I know several persons who agreed to
> participate in setting up a bounty (including me) to bring modern
> interrupt routing into DragonFly, but my impression so far is that
> regardless of existance (or amount ;) of bounty there is no person
> willing to take this task. Am I correct or ... ?
> This really needs to be solved, so, please speak up if you have something
> constructive to say :).
Id also be willing to contribute money-wise(not a whole lot but I could surely
scrape up some dollars) along with other people. In my opinion the goal for
2.2 should be 1) Modern interrupt routing 2) Modern APIC so that our SMP
implementation simply works on the new hardware..Ive got a laptop that simply
will not boot on an SMP kernel because our implementation doesn't read the
ACPI apic table which is required for the laptop as the BIOS wont tell.