Re: 2.6.23-rc4-mm1 and -rc6-mm1: boot failure on HP nx6325,related to clockevents

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 10:24:20 EST

On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 15:52 +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > > So I really wonder, why noacpitimer on the kernel command line makes any
> > > > difference. I'm confused.
> > >
> > > \metoo
> > >
> > > Well, it was probably read as "noacpi". :-)
> >
> > Hmm, ACPI is in the log all over the place.
> Well, "noacpi" seems to be a synonym for "pci=noacpi".
> Anyway, it causes acpi_disable_pci() to be executed, which according to
> Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt means "Do not use ACPI for IRQ routing or
> for PCI scanning" (it works like this on x86_64 too, although the doc says it's
> x86_32-specific).

Hrm. The local apic timer calibration does not use anything which is
related to interrupts, but if we use the local APIC timer we switch off

Can you boot Linus latest (w/o hrt patches) and add "apicmaintimer" to
the kernel command line please ?

> And yes, it matches "noacpiwhatever" in the command line with "noacpi". Sigh.



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