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SubjectRe: NMI received for unknown reason, 2.6.38-rc6 regression?
 On Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:08:43 +0300, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> On 03/01/2011 06:03 PM, denys@visp.net.lb wrote:
>> I upgrade around 140 hosts (from 2.6.33 till 2.6.37), and got on
>> many of them error/warining, flooding kernel log. Here is short
>> snapshot:
>>
>> [ 1882.057474] Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason 3c on CPU 0.
>> [ 1882.057576] Do you have a strange power saving mode enabled?
>> [ 1882.057672] Dazed and confused, but trying to continue
>> [ 2421.419732] Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason 3c on CPU 0.
>> [ 2421.419835] Do you have a strange power saving mode enabled?
>> [ 2421.419930] Dazed and confused, but trying to continue
>> [ 2636.016831] Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason 2c on CPU 1.
>> [ 2636.016934] Do you have a strange power saving mode enabled?
>> [ 2636.017003] Dazed and confused, but trying to continue
>>
>> Full dmesg from 2 machines:
>> http://www.nuclearcat.com/dmesg1.txt
>> http://www.nuclearcat.com/dmesg2.txt
>> I can provide more, if required.
>>
>> It seems nmi_watchdog is enabled by default, and it is causing
>> issue. I am checking now with nmi_watchdog=0, but i need more time to
>> confirm that.
>> Also i am experiencing some problem with ppp users(all of them is
>> pppoe servers), but i am not sure it is related to that, so maybe this
>> NMI warning is just cosmetic regression.
>>
>> All systems is x86, same kernel config.
>> If you need more information - let me know.
>>
>
> nmi_watchdog=0 should help here, actually a nit was fixed by
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/566611/
> which is not in 2.6.38-rc6 but I rather suspect it'll be in -rc7 or
> final .38. If you have an ability
> to pickup it and test -- this would be great!
I test it, and it seems helps. At least on one host, and yes, seems all
of them P4.




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