Re: [PATCH] Re: Catching NForce2 lockup with NMI watchdog - found

From: Craig Bradney
Date: Sat Dec 06 2003 - 10:39:01 EST

On Sat, 2003-12-06 at 16:10, Prakash K. Cheemplavam wrote:
> Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > It is possible :-). Here is a completly untested patch.
> >
> > [PATCH] fix lockups with APIC support on nForce2
> I tried it (applied pacth and *enabled* CPU disconnect in bios) and it
> works! Good work. Nevertheless, it is no real fix, just a work-around.
> Perhaps somone from nvidia should comment on this...or some APIC guru
> needs to take a look into the code.

So.. if you find long term stability with this.. then maybe it relates
to disconnect but perhaps is just a method of increasing the time
between crashes and the patch is a correct workaround? But why isnt it a
"real" fix if the timer IRQ is not set up correctly without?

I would also like an nvidia or apic opinion on this one.


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