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Swap Master Processor during OpenFirmware Execution in an Symmetrical Multi-Processor RS/6000 Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117975D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Lee, VH [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a procedure for changing the Open-Firmware master processor in a Symmetrical Multi-Processor (SMP) machine. This method can be performed whenever it is desired. And the entire procedure is transparent and not disrupting the current operation of the Open Firmware of the system.