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

From: Ozan ÃaÄlayan
Date: Mon Jan 31 2011 - 05:03:21 EST

On 31.01.2011 11:50, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
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.

Okay but on Asus X61S idle fallbacks to cpuidle:

intel_idle: MWAIT substates: 0x3122220
intel_idle: does not run on family 6 model 23

so forcing max_cstate to 0 will turn off the cpuidle on those machines too?

Pardus Linux
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