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Re: System crash caused by the powernow-k8 kernel module

First of all...

update your BIOS...

Y just change my old amd atlon 3500 for an opteron 175 and my system
crash just in the clock change until the BIOS update...

check the compatibility cpu/mother board/BIOS

good luck

On 11/24/07, Teodor <mteodor@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having Debian GNU/Linux installed on my workstation with AMD
> Athlon(tm) 64 X2 4800+ (actually 2.5GHz). From the very beginning after
> the install I was getting multiple system freezes. This happens with
> both linux images from unstable (2.6.22-3-amd64) and testing
> (2.6.22-2-amd64).
> Recently I've found that is caused by the powernow-k8 kernel module. I
> can reproduce the problem easily by activating the 'Cool n Quiet'
> option in the BIOS and just reboot the system. The freeze usually
> happens after I'm logged in the X session probably when the load is
> growing.
> As a temporary workaround I've blacklisted the powernow-k8 module and
> no more system freezes.
> I would like to fill a bug report but I'm afraid I don't have enough
> useful information to give. Can you tell me how can I debug a kernel
> panic/crash?
> Thanks for your help.
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