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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6, 2.4, Nforce2, Experimental idle halt workaround instead of apic ack delay.
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On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 00:04, Jesse Allen wrote:
> 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.

and local APIC and ACPI?

> 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.

If thats the case you are a lucky person!
>
> > 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.

No idea either.. but the "uber bios"
(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/michael.mcclay/)
guy might be able to help some of us out if the changes were found... if
you trust someone other than your motherboard manufacturer writing
BIOSes.. but I guess thats the same as any OS project in some ways.

I notice ASUS have updated theri A7V8X BIOS to 1008.. maybe they will
release updates for their nForce2 boards soon too. One can only hope!

Craig
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