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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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