Patent Number: 6,167,512

Title: Dynamic creation of ACPI APIC tables using MP specification

Abstract: A method and system for dynamic creation of APIC tables under the ACPI specification using existing APIC tables under the MP specification in a multi-processor computer. The method of the present invention provides for the dynamic creation of APIC entries in a computer memory, and includes the steps of: scanning the memory for an MP APIC header, reading MP APIC entries from a location in the memory indicated by the MP APIC header, building ACPI APIC entries in the memory from at least a portion of the MP APIC entries read, and updating an ACPI APIC header in the memory after the ACPI APIC entries have been built.

Inventors: Tran; Andrew Tuan (Milpitas, CA)

Assignee: Phoenix Technologies, Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 11/22 (20060101); G06F 009/445 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017