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SubjectRe: ACPI on Averatec 2370
On Thu, 2 Aug 2007, Chuck Ebbert wrote:

> On 08/02/2007 01:50 PM, Cal Peake wrote:
> > This problem seems to be getting worse. With the latest linus tree, after
> > the initial hang where the power button is needed to bring the system back
> > to life, the boot process slows to a crawl.
> >
> > Although if I repeatedly press the shift key it'll help move things along.
> > I'm guessing the keyboard interrupt firing off is doing something to help
> > it. The system seems OK though after booting is finished.
> >
> > Upon shutdown it actually stalls out without help from the shift key.
> >
> > Any thoughts on this, or tips to help debug it further?
> Try the 'nolapic_timer' option.

Ah, thank you Chuck! This looks to have fixed the stalling/hanging
problems I was having.

Now I'm wondering if arch/i386/kernel/cpu/amd.c:amd_apic_timer_broken()
can (or needs to) be updated for this particular CPU revision.


Cal Peake

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