Arno J. Klaassen arno at heho.snv.jussieu.fr
Fri Jun 11 23:26:03 GMT 2004


> Hi,
> On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 09:08:58PM +1000, Bruce Evans wrote:
> > Interesting.  It seems that the problems handling nForce2 APICs are mainly
> > in FreeBSD.  My A7N8X-E system behaves similarly, except I fixed the
> > interrupt storm detection in -current so that the system is almost
> > usable.
> While installing FreeBSD on my new & shiny A7N8X-Deluxe I also ran into
> this problem. Enabling the APIC triggers an interrupt storm on IRQ's > 16.
> While -CURRENT at least boots (an older -CURRENT that I first tried to
> install hung after determining the TSC), it still is unusable over the
> network because the built-in xl0 keeps getting watchdog timeout's (it's
> at irq20).

I worked around this problem by assiging a free irq in the BIOS
(MB A7N266, not a A7N8, dunno if the A7N8 BIOS gives you
this possibility)

> Disabling the APIC in the BIOS works around the problem (ACPI still enabled),
> but unfortunately Windows won't boot in that case :/

xl0 is rock-solid since with APIC and ACPI enabled

YMMV, Arno

NB, I still get the interrupt storm on irq7 when attaching a
scratch P200 notebook by plip ...

NB-II, for Windows I use Samba and whatever I find a PC thrown on the street;
but then, I dont like computer games ...

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