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1. (WO2017171977) ENHANCED DIRECTED SYSTEM MANAGEMENT INTERRUPT MECHANISM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/171977    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/013450
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 14 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06F 9/32
G06F 9/48
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
Inventors: KHANNA, Gaurav
SETHI, Prashant
RAMAMURTHY, Venkatesh
Title: ENHANCED DIRECTED SYSTEM MANAGEMENT INTERRUPT MECHANISM
Abstract:
A method is described. The method includes determining that a first of a plurality of processor cores in a multi-processor computing system has entered an idle state, triggering a SMI for the first processor core, the first processor core entering a system management mode (SMM) and performing one or more platform management operations.