[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 kernel [2.6.18-92.1.1.el5] crashes on
dual-PIII Compaq ProLiant 3000
tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 11:01:20 UTC 2008
On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:04 PM, Miguel Medalha <miguelmedalha at sapo.pt> wrote:
>>> I get kernel panic at powernowk8_init+0x05e/0x1c3.
> I don't have the necessary knowledge to evaluate kernel related issues, but
> it seems to me that there's some kind of confusion involved here.
> People are reporting problems with Intel Pentium II and III machines yet
> PowerNow is a speed throttling </wiki/CPU_throttling> and power saving
> technology used in AMD processors.
> Should powernowk8 be called when Intel processors are present?
In theory you are correct. The problems seems to be that upstream has
decided to make that module part of the kernel itself and not as a
seperate module. This means that it is always loaded and that is
probably the reason why ther are issues on none-AMD hardware.
Tim Verhoeven - tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com - 0479 / 88 11 83
Hoping the problem magically goes away by ignoring it is the
"microsoft approach to programming" and should never be allowed.
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