Re: [PANIC] APM bug with -rc4 and -rc5

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 09:55:32 EST

On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 14:32, Willy TARREAU wrote:
> > I observe a kernel panic at boot time if I set apm=power-off. OK with apm=off.
> > This is on an ASUS A7M266D with two Athlon XP 1800+. Since it works well on
> > 2.4.19-pre10, I'm recompiling intermediate versions to check which one brought
> > the problem.
> >
> > This is rather strange, since the crash occurs in do_softirq, but 2 bytes after

I've only run -ac on the box (I need the IDE) and that has subtly
different APM code. I do not however understand why it has changed
behaviour. I could understand if it did it at the actual poweroff point
but not earlier

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