Dual G3's in Umax S900?

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Thu May 2 18:17:00 EST 2002

>I have just dropped a PowerLogix g3/400 in place of the 233 mhz 604e
>in a Umax S900 and it's working great. What I'm wondering is
>if the SMP in the recent kernels would be able to handle a second
>g3/400? (The PL g3/400 board is so small that a second one would fit
>into the second CPU slot on the S900 which wasn't the case for
>normal 604e boards).

No. Doing SMP with G3s is a terrible nightmare as those CPUs don't
have the necessary coherency protocols.


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