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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.18-rc5


On Sun, 27 Aug 2006, Marc Perkel wrote:
>
> You might want to look at this bug.
>
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6975
>
> The current kernel doesn't run on Asus Motherboards that use the new AM2 CPUs.
> Should this be addressed before 2.6.18 is finished?

Hmm. Can you verify that the system boots fine if you get rid of
acpi_skip_timer_override as per the hint from Prakash Punnoor?

That is, in the file arch/x86_64/kernel/io_apic.c, find the place where it
does something like

...
if (nvidia_hpet_detected == 0) {
acpi_skip_timer_override = 1;
printk(KERN_INFO "Nvidia board "
"detected. Ignoring ACPI "
"timer override.\n");
}
...

and just comment that whole thing out (or at least the assignment that
sets the "acpi_skip_timer_override" variable to 1).

Andi? You were talking about how the 64-bit machines don't have some of
the cruft that the old PC's have.. It looks like they are accumulating
_more_ cruft than regular x86 ever had...

Linus
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