Re: Random reboots

From: Ryan Richter
Date: Wed Feb 15 2006 - 11:28:59 EST

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 05:20:37PM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> There's one chip missing. If memory serves, this board has two hardware
> monitoring chips: one Winbond Super-I/O and one LM85-compatible SMBus
> chip. You are missing the i2c-amd756 driver in your kernel build
> (CONFIG_I2C_AMD756) which prevents you from accessing that second chip.
> Additionally, the Winbond Super-I/O chips are better supported by the
> newer w83627hf driver than by the w83781d you are using.
> So, you should change your kernel configuration to:
> #CONFIG_SENSORS_W83781D is not set
> Then you'll probably have much better results - even if the
> configuration file might need additional tweaking.

Aha, thanks. I probably configured out the AMD756 when we switched to
this board from an actual AMD 7xx board, thinking it was no longer
appropriate. I'll make the change this weekend.

> > Still, I don't see why the new kernel shouldn't be stable if
> > was.
> If not software regression, the aging of your hardware might have caused
> it, as I mentioned earlier. But you are free to believe in the
> hypothesis you prefer, given that we are not currently able to
> demonstrate it anyway ;)

It could certainly be hardware, but it seems awfully unlikely that that
would occur exactly when I upgraded the kernel. A kernel bug just seems
the most parsimonious explanation, to me.

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