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SubjectRe: IO-APIC on nforce2 [PATCH] + [PATCH] for nmi_debug=1 + [PATCH] for idle=C1halt, 2.6.5
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Am Dienstag, 4. Mai 2004 01:11 schrieb Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz:
> On Tuesday 04 of May 2004 00:09, Allen Martin wrote:
> > I'm happy to be able to make this information public to the Linux
> > community. This information has been previously released to BIOS /
> > board vendors as an appnote, but in the interest of getting a workaround
> > into the hands of users the quickest we're making it public for possible
> > inclusion into the Linux kernel.
>
> This is a great news! Below is an untested patch to address this issue.
The patch also applies cleanly to kernel 2.6.5, which is what I am running.
The machine is now running for more than 21 hours with APIC enabled and it
seems it is completely stable now. Without the patch I was able to lock the
system solid in less than a minute by just pushing some MB of data across the
LAN. I have been running continuous network copies of a 400MB file for about
8 hours and experienced no problems.

As a side note: the idle CPU temperature reported by ACPI on my Shuttle
iDeq200N barebone has gone from approx. 50 degrees down to approx. 43
degrees.

Patrick
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