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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6, 2.4, Nforce2, Experimental idle halt workaround instead of apic ack delay.
    On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 11:06:05PM +0100, Craig Bradney wrote:

    > so what does "My
    > Shuttle AN35N nforce2 board can run vanilla kernels with the 12-5-2003
    > dated bios version and not lock up." mean?
    >

    vanilla kernels = 2.6.0-test11 through 2.6.3-rc2 and no patches. APIC is on.

    12-5-2003 BIOS:
    http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=107124823504332&w=2

    not lock up:
    I could reproduce the lockup consistantly. With the 12-5-2003 bios, I cannot. Two months have passed since the original report.

    > Whenthis thread first(?) started way back when in Nov or Dec last year I
    > was pretty happy.. no lockups until the 5th day.

    The different nforce boards react differently because of different hardware an
    manufacterers. But they all do have a common symptom.

    I don't know how to identify a fix from my bioses. If someone has any clue, I
    will help out.

    Jesse
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