Re: Common boot/shutdown issues with the latest 2.6.37 (Mostly Asus laptops)

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Mon Jan 31 2011 - 04:51:23 EST

On Monday, January 31, 2011, Ozan ÃaÄlayan wrote:
> On 31.01.2011 00:48, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > Does booting with "nolapic" help on all of the affected systems?
> >
> > Also, does disabling the CPUidle during boot help?
> >
> > Finally, is the problem reproducible with CONFIG_NO_HZ unset?
> Well on two machines, nolapic cures the boot hang and on one machine it
> cures the random shutdown hangs.
> I'll compile a kernel with CONFIG_NO_HZ to see what happens but how do I
> disable cpuidle during boot? I've checked the kernel-parameters.txt but
> there's no cpuidle related boot parameter there.

Booting with intel_idle.max_cstate=0 should do the trick.

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