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SubjectRe: Temperature above threshold loop with
Trevor Hemsley wrote:
> I just downloaded and installed the latest kernel on my
> machine here and I think I found a small bug. Shortly after boot I
> start to receive messages like
> CPU0: Temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events =
> 21672)
> More importantly, I get approximately 100,000 of these messages per
> minute and the machine is completely unusable. All of these are for
> CPU0 - at least all the ones that get written to /var/log/messages.
> 1,666 notifications a second seems a little on the 'too frequent' side
> of things to me :-)

Looks like this may already be fixed in mainline by the following commit:
commit b417c9fd8690637f0c91479435ab3e2bf450c038
Author: Ingo Molnar <>
Date: Tue Sep 22 15:50:24 2009 +0200
x86: mce: Fix thermal throttling message storm

Can you confirm that please, either by compiling current git or by applying
that commit on top of

Ingo: is that patch already scheduled for stable?


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