Re: IO_APIC NMI Watchdog not handled by suspend/resume.

From: Nigel Cunningham
Date: Thu Nov 11 2004 - 15:40:28 EST


On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 10:30, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > Tracking down SMP problems, I've found that if you boot with
> > nmi_watchdog=1 (IO_APIC), the watchdog continues to run while suspend is
> > doing sensitive things like restoring the original kernel. I don't know
> > enough to provide a patch to disable it so thought I'd ask if someone
> > could volunteer to fix this?
> When we debated this at x86-64 lists, our conclusion was 'critical
> section should take less than 5 seconds, and watchdog only touches its
> own variables, so stopping it should not be needed'. [on x86-64,
> watchdog is enabled even on up].

Oh... oops... Must be too early in the morning!

It's not merged, so I don't have to send the fix.

By the way, the slowness caused by sysdev is because of time.c; I'm
about to try reducing the number of get_cmos_time() calls, which should
speed it up by at least 2 seconds.

Nigel Cunningham
Pastoral Worker
Christian Reformed Church of Tuggeranong
PO Box 1004, Tuggeranong, ACT 2901

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ
died for the ungodly. -- Romans 5:6

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