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#1 2010-01-23 00:44:58

z3r0
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Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

Hi, it's a month now that randomly my computer slows down.
I took a look with "iotop" and found that syslog-ng was going crazy writing continuosly to the logfile.
taking a look at these files i found this message that gets written over and over again:

ACPI: EC: input buffer is not empty, aborting transaction
ACPI Exception: AE_TIME, Returned by Handler for [EmbeddedControl] (20090903/evregion-424)
ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.AMW0.WMCA] (Node ffff8800bf4182c0), AE_TIME

here is my computer info

 
2.6.32-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT  x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Any ideas on what's causing this error??

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#2 2010-01-26 00:24:47

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

UPDATE: i found out that i get this problem when on battery power. What the???:/:/

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#3 2010-01-26 12:05:29

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

I have the same problem, and I had to revert to 2.6.31 as the computer hangs after BIOS POST when I see those errors.

Here's the relevant kernel bug report: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14733

It seems to be pretty random and not many users are experiencing it, so please report on Bugzilla as this is critical (as in "my computer doesn't boot up" yikes ) for many users.

For reference, this is the link to the latest x86_64 working kernel:

http://arm.konnichi.com/core/os/x86_64/ … pkg.tar.gz

And nvidia drivers for that kernel:

http://arm.konnichi.com/2009/12/15/extr … pkg.tar.gz
http://arm.konnichi.com/2009/12/15/extr … pkg.tar.gz

Here's a post on the Italian Archlinux community forum: http://www.archlinux.it/forum/viewtopic.php?id=7359


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#4 2010-01-27 12:15:33

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

Taking a look at dmesg i found this

ACPI: I/O resource 0000:00:1f.3 [0x1c00-0x1c1f] conflicts with ACPI region SMBI [0x1c00-0x1c0f]
ACPI: If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use it instead of the native driver
ACPI Warning for \_SB_.PCI0.PEGP.VGA_.MXMI: Excess arguments - needs 1, found 2 (20090903/nspredef-303)
ACPI Warning for \_SB_.PCI0.PEGP.VGA_.MXMS: Excess arguments - needs 1, found 2 (20090903/nspredef-303)

Don't know if it could be of any use..

here is my dmesg|grep ACPI

BIOS-e820: 00000000bfd64000 - 00000000bfd9f000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000bfde3000 - 00000000bfdfe000 (ACPI data)
 modified: 00000000bfd64000 - 00000000bfd9f000 (ACPI NVS)
 modified: 00000000bfde3000 - 00000000bfdfe000 (ACPI data)
ACPI: RSDP 00000000000f7160 00024 (v02 PTLTD )
ACPI: XSDT 00000000bfdf47ec 0005C (v01 ACRSYS ACRPRDCT 06040000 INNA 00000000)
ACPI: FACP 00000000bfde5000 000F4 (v03 INTEL  CRESTLNE 06040000 ALAN 00000001)
ACPI: DSDT 00000000bfde6000 0939E (v02 Intel  CANTIGA  06040000 MSFT 03000000)
ACPI: FACS 00000000bfd9efc0 00040
ACPI: HPET 00000000bfdfdd86 00038 (v01 INTEL  CRESTLNE 06040000 LOHR 0000005A)
ACPI: MCFG 00000000bfdfddbe 0003C (v01 INTEL  CRESTLNE 06040000 LOHR 0000005A)
ACPI: SLIC 00000000bfdfddfa 00176 (v01 ACRSYS ACRPRDCT 06040000 ANNI 00000001)
ACPI: APIC 00000000bfdfdf70 00068 (v01 PTLTD  ? APIC   06040000  LTP 00000000)
ACPI: BOOT 00000000bfdfdfd8 00028 (v01 PTLTD  $SBFTBL$ 06040000  LTP 00000001)
ACPI: SSDT 00000000bfde4000 00655 (v01  PmRef    CpuPm 00003000 INTL 20050624)
ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x408
ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x01] enabled)
ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1])
ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x01] high edge lint[0x1])
ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x02] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 high edge)
ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 9 high level)
ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
ACPI: HPET id: 0x8086a201 base: 0xfed00000
ACPI: Core revision 20090903
ACPI: bus type pci registered
ACPI: EC: Look up EC in DSDT
ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)
ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: EC: GPE = 0x17, I/O: command/status = 0x66, data = 0x62
ACPI: No dock devices found.
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PEGP._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P1._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP01._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP02._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP03._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP04._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP05._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs *10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs *10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs *10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs *10 11)
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
pnp: PnP ACPI init
ACPI: bus type pnp registered
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 10 devices
ACPI: ACPI bus type pnp unregistered
ACPI: SSDT 00000000bfd1aca0 00223 (v01  PmRef  Cpu0Ist 00003000 INTL 20050624)
ACPI: SSDT 00000000bfd19620 00549 (v01  PmRef  Cpu0Cst 00003001 INTL 20050624)
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID0]
ACPI: Sleep Button [SLPB]
ACPI: WMI: Mapper loaded
acer-wmi: Acer Laptop ACPI-WMI Extras
ACPI: Thermal Zone [TZS0] (55 C)
ACPI: Thermal Zone [TZS1] (56 C)
ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
ACPI: I/O resource 0000:00:1f.3 [0x1c00-0x1c1f] conflicts with ACPI region SMBI [0x1c00-0x1c0f]
ACPI: If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use it instead of the native driver
ACPI: Power Button [PWRF]
ACPI: SSDT 00000000bfd1aa20 001CF (v01  PmRef    ApIst 00003000 INTL 20050624)
ACPI: SSDT 00000000bfd1af20 0008D (v01  PmRef    ApCst 00003000 INTL 20050624)
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery absent)
ACPI: AC Adapter [ADP1] (on-line)
HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
ACPI Warning for \_SB_.PCI0.PEGP.VGA_.MXMI: Excess arguments - needs 1, found 2 (20090903/nspredef-303)
ACPI Warning for \_SB_.PCI0.PEGP.VGA_.MXMS: Excess arguments - needs 1, found 2 (20090903/nspredef-303)

EDIT:

keeping an eye on kernel.log, i got these errors before it started going nuts

Jan 27 12:31:32 deathstar kernel: CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 15000 nsec
Jan 27 12:32:03 deathstar kernel: CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 22500 nsec
Jan 27 12:52:55 deathstar kernel: CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 33750 nsec
Jan 27 13:26:00 deathstar kernel: CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 50624 nsec
Jan 27 14:01:08 deathstar kernel: ACPI Exception: AE_TIME, Returned by Handler for [EmbeddedControl] (20090903/evregion-424)
Jan 27 14:01:08 deathstar kernel: ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\_TZ_.TZS0._TMP] (Node ffff8800bf41c700), AE_TIME
Jan 27 14:01:09 deathstar kernel: ACPI: EC: input buffer is not empty, aborting transaction
Jan 27 14:01:09 deathstar kernel: ACPI Exception: AE_TIME, Returned by Handler for [EmbeddedControl] (20090903/evregion-424)

Last edited by z3r0 (2010-01-27 13:03:23)

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#5 2010-02-11 09:55:00

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

Seems to be OK with 2.6.32.8


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#6 2010-09-26 09:09:20

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

I've got same problem.
my kernel version is 2.6.35.4

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#7 2010-09-26 09:42:28

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

I'm still on kernel 2.6.31because all later kernels flood my syslog.
Any way someone is going to fix this? It's quite annoying not being able to upgrade my graphics drivers ( they depend on kernel )

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#8 2010-09-30 00:11:39

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

Bumping the thread because due to Xorg upgrade and different way of handling it's config files, I've been forced to use latest nvidia drivers along with the latest kernel. This brought up the same exact problem i had with kernel 2.6.31 and now i have latest kernel and nvidia drivers but i had to turn off acpi that doesn't let me suspend to ram anymore and i don't know the level of my battery power now.
Don't you all think that therre is something terribly wrong to all this?
I've googled around a bit and found some bugtrackers posting different patches and wanted to know if arch will adopt one of them. It's not possible to have the same bug for 4 different kernel versions...

Last edited by nwoki (2010-09-30 00:24:57)

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#9 2010-09-30 07:34:51

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

nwoki wrote:

I've googled around a bit and found some bugtrackers posting different patches and wanted to know if arch will adopt one of them.

First you will need to find out which of those patches actually work, have you tried them?


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#10 2010-09-30 07:46:21

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

litemotiv wrote:

First you will need to find out which of those patches actually work, have you tried them?

No, not yet. I'm kind of a mess with touching the kernel.
But if you think that once i find a working one it will be put into arch's kernel, then i'll start testing

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#11 2010-09-30 08:01:47

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

nwoki wrote:

But if you think that once i find a working one it will be put into arch's kernel, then i'll start testing

Once you have a working patch at least the primary problem is solved, you can then use your laptop normally again and know how to fix it when it happens again.

There is no guarantee that the Arch devs will include a patch, they will primarily stimulate to have it included with the kernel sources upstream. So you should definitely keep an eye on the bugzilla report and tell your findings there, in the end an official kernel patch is the way to go.


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#12 2010-10-02 11:54:29

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

This patch is the way to go: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/attachment.cgi?id=25261

I've patched 2.6.32 and 2.6.34.1 and they've been running great. Maybe we can think of putting on AUR a patched kernel.. I'll see what I can do.

You can follow the Archlinux bug report at: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/17821


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#13 2010-10-05 17:41:32

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Re: Kernel 2.6.32-ARCH slows down and syslog-ng goes crazy *

Compiled successfully latest kernel with patch given by eazy on sunday afternoon.

eazy wrote:

Laptop has been on since without the slightest problem.

It seems fixed for far as i know. Would like the patch in future kernel releases

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