x86_64: 2.6.26-git8 + AMD C1E = boot problem

From: Mikhail Kshevetskiy
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 21:35:21 EST

Hello everybody,

my notebook ASUS F3T with AMD Turion64 X2 processor hang on during boot
with linux-2.6.26-git8 for x86_64. The last messages i see:

hpet0: at MMIO 0xfed00000, IRQs 2, 8, 31
hpet0: 3 32-bit timers, 25000000 Hz
ACPI: RTC can wake from S4

I found 3 way to boot
* pass "noapictimer" kernel parameter, this disable tickless.
so i get the same behavior as in 2.6.25 and early kernels.
* pass "idle=poll", results in tickless enabled, but power
consumption arised.
* pass "idle=halt", results in necessity of regular button
pressing to continue booting.

See attachments for my kernel configuration and dmesg output for
"noapictimer" and "idle=poll" cases.

Attachment: .config
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Attachment: dmesg-2.6.26-git8-idle=poll.log
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Attachment: dmesg-2.6.26-git8-noapictimer.log
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