Re: NMI watchdog in 2.6.3-mm4/2.6.4-mm1

From: Mikael Pettersson
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 07:14:24 EST

On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 22:42:55 +0100, Joerg Sommrey wrote:
>in my box (Tyan Tiger MPX / 2x AMD Athlon) the NMI watchdog never worked
>on any kernel that I tried (2.4.x, 2.6.x). I always found:
>| activating NMI Watchdog ... done.
>| testing NMI watchdog ... CPU#0: NMI appears to be stuck!
>But there is one exception: 2.6.3-mm4 shows:
>| activating NMI Watchdog ... done.
>| testing NMI watchdog ... OK.
>[2.6.3-mm4 was the only -mmX kernel I tried so far.]
>With 2.6.4-mm1 the NMI watchdog is again not functional in my box. Any

Insufficient data. Please try a standard 2.6.4 or 2.4.25 kernel
and provide the complete dmesg boot log and the .config used.

nmi_watchdog=1 may be broken on some chipsets, but nmi_watchdog=2
should work, at least in a standard kernel with oprofile disabled.

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