Sat Aug 10 11:19:34 PDT 2013
Disabling a Local APIC Disables Both Logical Processor APICs on a
Hyper-Threading Technology Enabled Processor
Problem: Disabling a local APIC on one logical processor of a
Hyper-Threading Technology enabled processor by clearing bit 11 of the
IA32_APIC_BASE MSR will effectively disable the local APIC on the other
Implication: Disabling a local APIC on one logical processor prevents
the other logical processor from sending or receiving interrupts.
Multiprocessor Specification compliant BIOSs and multiprocessor
operating systems typically leave all local APICs enabled preventing any
end-user visible impact from this erratum.
Workaround: Do not disable the local APICs in a Hyper-Threading
Technology enabled processor.
Problem: When a system bus agent (processor or chipset) issues an
interrupt transaction without data onto the system bus and the
transaction receives a HardFailure response, a potential processor hang
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