2.6/2.4, ACPI, Compaq Armada 110, freeze while booting

From: Jacek Kawa
Date: Sat Apr 17 2004 - 20:00:39 EST


(I'm not subscribed to acpi-devel@ so CC me)

I've got problem with making Linux with ACPI enabled
work with Compaq Armada 110.

o 2.6.6-rc1 log (written down):
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
tbxface-0117 [03] acpi_load_tables : ACPI Tables successfully acquired
Parsing all Control Methods:.................................................... ...
Table [DSDT](id F004) - 398 Objects with 38 Devices 122 Methods 13 Regions
ACPI Namespace successfully loaded at root c03851bc
ACPI: IRQ10 SCI: Edge set to Level Trigger.
evxfevnt-0093 [04] acpi_enable : Transition to ACPI mode successful
evgpeblk-0867 [06] ev_create_gpe_block : GPE 00 to 15 [_GPE] 2 regs at 0000000000008020 on int 10
evgpeblk-0925 [06] ev_create_gpe_block : Found 0 Wake, Enabled 5 Runtime GPEs in this block
Completing Region/Field/Buffer/Package initialization:................................ ...
Initialized 13/13 Regions 1/1 Fields 22/22 Buffers 19/19 Packages (407 nodes)
Executing all Device _STA and_INI methods: ..........[ACPI Debug] String: Length 0x30, "--------- VIA SOFTWARE SMI PMIO 2Fh ------------"

And then OS freezes. pci=noacpi or/and noacpi are not enough and only
acpi=off 'solves' problem.

o tested versions
I tested 2.6.6-rc1, 2.6.5-mm6, 2.6.4, 2.6.1 and symptoms are similar
(when debug is disabled last visible line is 'ACPI: IRQ10 SCI: Edge set
to Level Trigger') With 2.4.24 and 2.4.25 and ACPI enabled I got blank
screen instead of text, but I guess it's the same problem (without ACPI
2.4.2[45] boot fine).

Custom DSDT does not help. I patched osl.c and according to logs new table
(found here: http://acpi.sourceforge.net/dsdt/view.php?id=77) was loaded
correctly, but system froze after 'Executing all Device _STA and_INI methods'
as before.

o references
I found one similar description of problem, with Compaq Presario 2158 EA,
but no solution

It's bit strange to me, and maybe I should test some older ACPI versions,
as there are many pages with information, that ACPI with modified DSDT is
almost fully functional...

o system details

2.6.6-rc1 config:
2.4.25 config:

acpidmp output:


(all collected with acpi=off)

Gnu C 3.3.3
Gnu make 3.80
util-linux 2.12
mount 2.12
module-init-tools 3.0-pre10
e2fsprogs 1.35
jfsutils 1.1.4
xfsprogs 2.6.5
Linux C Library 2.3.2
Dynamic linker (ldd) 2.3.2
Procps 3.2.1
Net-tools 1.60
Console-tools 0.2.3
Sh-utils 5.0.91

Suggestions are welcome.


Jacek Kawa
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