[APIC] Kernel panic, rsync corruption, intel q8200, 2.6.28-rc8

From: Sam Ruby
Date: Thu Jan 22 2009 - 08:37:18 EST

Hardware summary: http://tinyurl.com/ap79ra
APIC details: http://intertwingly.net/stories/2009/01/22/
Note acpidump.err: Wrong checksum for OEMB!

Messages on boot using Intrepid, Jaunty Alpha 3, or Fedora 10:

[ 0.296001] ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
[ 0.296001] Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work! Boot with apic=debug and send a report. Then try booting with the 'noapic' option.
[ 0.296001]

Able to get past this issue using "noapic", at which point things mostly work, but rsync of large iso images result in corrupt files. Able to copy those same files using Vista on the same machine, or using Hardy on another machine. This problem may not be related to the above, but it seems plausible to me that this might be an interrupt issue.

memtest86+ runs clean.

Quite willing to invest time in installing kernels or distributions on fresh hard drives, run tests, obtain debug information, and report back.

More background here: http://intertwingly.net/blog/2009/01/20/noAPIC

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- Sam Ruby
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