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Old 12-21-2008, 09:39 AM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#434557: Random kernel panic on boot with MacBook

On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 04:04:15PM -0400, Tim Hull wrote:
> Package: kernel-image-2.6-686
> Version: 2.6.22-1
>
> On my MacBook Core Duo, I am experiencing random kernel panics on boot.
> The message I am getting is as follows:
>
> Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work!
>
> This appears about 50% of the time on boot, and happens on every version of
> the Debian kernel including that shipped with Etch and the latest version.
>
> This can be worked around by using the lpj= kernel parameter on boot
> (lpj=7330000 for a 1.83GHz MacBook).
> Ubuntu has the same issue (Bug 54621 on Launchpad -
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/54621) and a fix mentioned in that thread
> has apparently been committed.
>
> Could this be fixed in the Debian kernel?

Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

The mentioned patch doesn't seem to have been merged upstream.

Cheers,
Moritz





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