mpbios0 at bios0
driver extracts configuration
information from the BIOS on multiprocessor systems that conform to the Intel
MultiProcessor Specification. This information is used to attach application
processors and APICs, and to assign interrupts to ISA, EISA and PCI devices.
On modern systems this information is provided by ACPI through the
device. On such a
will not attach, even if the
BIOS also contains the data structures specified by the Intel MP
driver supports version 1.1 and
1.4 of the Intel MP Specification.
driver first appeared in
, based on code present since