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From: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
To: "Luming Yu" <luming.yu@gmail.com>
Cc: "Lionel Landwerlin" <landwer@free.fr>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com
Subject: Re: 2.6.19.2 sky2/acpi crashes
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 21:36:54 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200701232136.54731.lenb@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3877989d0701231739l1399afaci61aed9f26e3cd14@mail.gmail.com>


> > > Apple Macbook 2GHz (x86, not amd64)

> > > > > Please try to remove processor module.
> > > >
> > > > Ok, that's done. Same problem.
> > >
> > > any difference with "idle=poll"?
> > > if yes, how about "idle=halt"?
> >
> > idle=poll seems to fix the problem (cpu fan is running almost at full
> > speed). Maybe I should run a longer test... For now it consists to run
> > about 15 torrents and watching HDTV through ethernet device.
> >
> > idle=halt does not :
> 
> It sounds like issues relative to Processor C state.
> Please enter a bug in ACPI category on bugzilla.kernel.org

Actually, the test above with the processor module removed proved
that it isn't ACPI C-states -- as they will not be available.
You should be able to observe that /proc/acpi/processor/*/power
does not indicate any C-state use when processor is unloaded.

My guess was that some deep C-state with long exit latency
was interfering with the device.  booting w/o the processor
module should have left you running the native mwait idle.
booting with idle=halt should have left you running the HLT idle.
booting with idle=poll is a busy spin loop that never enters
any hardware power saving state.

I'm quite puzzled that idle=halt was not sufficient to solve the issue,
because that should be the lowest exit latency idle loop.
So maybe I'm wrong about the cause -- though I can't then
explain why idle=poll helps...

All of the idle selection options cause the kernel to print
a line with the word "idle" in it.  Perhaps you could search
your dmesg for "idle" to verify that it is running what we
think it is?

-Len



  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-24  2:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-23  8:59 Lionel Landwerlin
2007-01-23  9:22 ` Luming Yu
2007-01-23 12:27   ` Lionel Landwerlin
2007-01-23 21:30     ` Len Brown
2007-01-24  0:45       ` Lionel Landwerlin
2007-01-24  1:39         ` Luming Yu
2007-01-24  2:36           ` Len Brown [this message]
2007-01-24 12:23             ` Lionel Landwerlin
2007-01-24 19:51               ` Len Brown
2007-01-23 10:17 ` Soeren Sonnenburg
2007-01-23 11:12   ` Andrew Lyon
2007-01-24 13:02 ` Soeren Sonnenburg
2007-01-24 13:04 ` Soeren Sonnenburg
2007-01-24 17:44 ` Stephen Hemminger

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