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SubjectRe: NMI appears to be stuck! (2.4.22-rc2 on dual Athlon)
On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, Herbert Pötzl wrote:

> > mine works fine only with nmi_watchdog=2. Don't know why.
> > It's an ASUS A7M266D.
> hmm, nmi_watchdog=2 on the kernel boot line gives no
> difference to booting without, at least according to
> the boot messages ...

nmi_watchdog=2 will work on the majority of i686+ (performance
counters with NMI delivery mode) boxes and you can check whether it's
enabled by doing cat /proc/interrupts and watching if the NMI line ticks
at a decent rate. nmi_watchdog=1 tends to be harder for hardware
manufacturers to get right (for some reason or other).
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