Shared memory initialization method for system having multiple processor capability

  • US 6,158,000 A
  • Filed: 09/18/1998
  • Issued: 12/05/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer system which comprises:

  • a shared memory module that includes a plurality of memory locations;

    an application processor coupled to the shared memory module by a shared processor bus; and

    a bootstrap processor coupled to the memory module by the shared processor bus and coupled to the application processor,wherein the bootstrap processor is configured to instruct the application processor to test the plurality of memory locations in the shared memory module after system power-on,wherein the bootstrap processor is configured to perform a plurality of POST tasks while the application processor is testing the plurality of memory locations,and wherein the bootstrap processor is further configured to execute a bootstrap loader after determining that the application processor has tested the plurality of memory locations.

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