Re: IO-APIC on nforce2 [PATCH] + [PATCH] for nmi_debug=1 + [PATCH]for idle=C1halt, 2.6.5

From: Len Brown
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 10:02:33 EST

On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 03:26, Prakash K. Cheemplavam wrote:
> Len Brown wrote:

> > Yes, you need to enable ACPI and IOAPIC. The goal of this patch
> > is to address the XT-PIC timer issue in IOAPIC mode.
> Ok, I recompiled using your (former) patch and Ross' apic tack patch. I
> attached the new dmidecode Text.

Actually dmidecode dumps hard-coded BIOS data, so it will not change
unless you upgrade your BIOS.

> > I've got 1 Abit, 2 Asus, and 1 Shuttle DMI entry. Let me know if the
> > product names (1st line of dmidecode entry) are correct,
> > these are not from DMI, but are supposed to be human-readable titles.
> Are you referring to (as the first line doesn't say much):
> Product Name: NF7-S/NF7,NF7-V (nVidia-nForce2)
> Version: 2.X,1.0

+ { ignore_timer_override, "Abit NF7-S v2", {

This one is for humans and anything can be in the string.

+ MATCH(DMI_BIOS_DATE, "03/24/2004") }},

These are keys in the DMI table, and have to match the BIOS (as seen in
dmidecode) exactly.

> Seems pretty much OK, though I don't understand, why 1.0 is in the
> Version string. Durthermore I don't understand, why "Phoenix" appears as
> bios vendor. It should be Award, AFAIK.

Phoenix and Award merged.
Doesn't really matter what it says, it is just a string compare to
linux. Also, I chose not to look at the BIOS vendor in this example
b/c it adds no value, here we're just looking at BOARD vendor & name,
plus BIOS version and date.

Thanks for confirming that the entry matched your system and that the
patch triggered automatically.


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