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Method to use the IOAPIC to deliver SMI messages to processors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004795D
Publication Date: 2001-May-30

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to use the IOAPIC to deliver SMI messages to processors. Benefits include a complete IOAPIC-based BIOS solution for SMI and other message delivery that can be extended to include the removal of the discreet SMI signal from the processor and chipset.