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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6, 2.4, Nforce2, Experimental idle halt workaround instead of apic ack delay.
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:
> 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"
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!

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