Re: 2.6.18 hangs during boot on ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 16:14:57 EST

On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 09:52:24 -0700
Marc Perkel <marc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Ok - I don't understand why this bug is being ignored. It appears that this bug applies to many models of motherboards all using the new nVidia chipset for AM2
> socket AMD processors causing these motherboards to lock up on boot. This bug has been reported for a long time and it appears that there seems to be some
> understanding as to what the problem is. Yet no one is fixing it.
> So what's up with that? I know this is free software but I would think that someone would want to put out some effort to make Linux run on the AM2 systems.
> So why is this being ignored?
> I compiled 2.6.18 and setting acpi_skip_timer_override to 0 instead of 1 makes the problem go away. Obviously the logic needs to e a little more complex than
> is but this shouldn't be that hard to resolve.

I think the kernel _should_ be enabling acpi_skip_timer_override by itself,
but isn't doing that for some reason.

Perhaps Andy can help. He may not even be aware of this problem...
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