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Old 05-10-04, 01:29 PM   #4
thinkliberty
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Default Re: Instability w/ 2.6.6

from the change log
[ACPI] workaround for nForce2 BIOS bug: XT-PIC timer in IOAPIC mode "acpi_skip_timer_override" boot parameter

this should help the stablility but you have to place "acpi_skip_timer_override" as boot parameter

like:
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.6
label=266
root=/dev/hdc1
read-only
optional
append="acpi_skip_timer_override"
vga=normal
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.6.img

There is also

[PATCH] fixup for C1 Halt Disconnect problem on nForce2 chipsets
Based on information provided by "Allen Martin" <AMartin@nvidia.com>:

A hang is caused when the CPU generates a very fast CONNECT/HALT cycle
sequence. Workaround is to set the SYSTEM_IDLE_TIMEOUT to 80 ns.
This allows the state-machine and timer to return to a proper state within
80 ns of the CONNECT and probe appearing together. Since the CPU will not
issue another HALT within 80 ns of the initial HALT, the failure condition
is avoided.



Quote:
Originally Posted by run_faster
I'm using the 2.6.6 kernel, and 5336 installer. I've been using it on 2.6.5, and now I'm getting massive instabilities. Within 5 minutes (time varies, but always within about 5 min), I get a full system lockup (no alt+ctrl+F1 to terminal, nothing).

I'm using:
A7N8X deluxe
5336 installer
GeForce 4200 Ti
Athlon 2600+
4K stack is NOT enabled in kernel

Is this a driver issue? I was assuming that is the case since my exact same config setup has worked with 2.6.0-2.6.5... but I'm certainly not saying that's what it is for sure. Let me know if more info is needed, or what config options I should change.
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