Re: 2.6.32-rc5: unexpected thermal shutdown?

From: Frans Pop
Date: Tue Nov 03 2009 - 12:25:14 EST

Pavel Machek wrote:
> I found this in the syslog afterwards.
> Nov 3 09:59:14 amd kernel: Critical temperature reached (128 C),
> shutting down.
> Nov 3 09:59:14 amd shutdown[17819]: shutting down for system halt
> Nov 3 09:59:15 amd init: Switching to runlevel: 0

Looks like what happened to me earlier this year. See

> Now, machine was lying on the bed at that point, so...

So probably both the fan intake and hot air outlet were blocked,
effectively preventing cooling.

What hardware is this?
What's the output of 'grep . /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/TZ*/*'?
Any thermal zones in there that don't have a "passive" trip point?

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