[PATCH 0/3] x86: unify crash_32/64.c

Thomas Gleixner tglx at linutronix.de
Fri Oct 26 18:37:37 EDT 2007

On Fri, 26 Oct 2007, Hiroshi Shimamoto wrote:

Added Venki to CC

> > I'm now testing crash on 32bit, but there is an issue before
> > applying the patches. My machine stopped at checking 'hlt'
> > after kexec, showing below message.
> > 
> > CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.80GHz stepping 0a
> > Checking 'hlt' instruction...
> > 
> v2.6.23.1 works fine for 1st kernel.
> > I'm investigating it..
> I found that the following patch makes my machine stopped.
> bfe0c1cc6456bba1f4e3cc1fe29c0ea578ac763a
> x86: HPET force enable for ICH5
> It means that after applied this patch, HPET is enabled
> automatically on 1st kernel and after crash/kexec the 2nd
> kernel stopped at checking 'hlt'.
> I also tested the latest kernel(2.6.24-rc1-gec3b67c1).
> Boot parameter "nohpet" resolves this issue and kdump
> works well on 32bit.
> So I guess HPET affects this.
> But I don't know why 64bit kernel with HPET is OK.

Hmm. Does the 64 bit code shutdown HPET and restore the IRQ routing to
PIT and 32 bit is missing this ?


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