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#1 2007-04-28 08:15:42

msid
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Registered: 2006-09-25
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ACPI and sluggish system

Hey there. I am having some probs with my laptop and apparently the ACPI system. It seems that when I have ACPI enabled and after trying any possible module combination, loading/unloading/blacklisting, my system freezes every 1-2" then works again, then again... I tried to boot with acpi=off and my system was working significantly faster, hard disk read/write and all, but of course no battery status or Fn keys working. This is a rather frustrating situation I am facing here, so, any kind of help/idea might prove useful. For those who like to "dig" more into the prob, I provide also my dmesg when loading ACPI. Thank you all in advance.

Linux version 2.6.20-ARCH (root@Wohnung) (gcc version 4.1.2) #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Apr 20 22:54:27 CEST 2007
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
sanitize start
sanitize end
copy_e820_map() start: 0000000000000000 size: 000000000009f800 end: 000000000009f800 type: 1
copy_e820_map() type is E820_RAM
copy_e820_map() start: 000000000009f800 size: 0000000000000800 end: 00000000000a0000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000000dc000 size: 0000000000024000 end: 0000000000100000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 0000000000100000 size: 000000001fde0000 end: 000000001fee0000 type: 1
copy_e820_map() type is E820_RAM
copy_e820_map() start: 000000001fee0000 size: 000000000000a000 end: 000000001feea000 type: 3
copy_e820_map() start: 000000001feea000 size: 0000000000016000 end: 000000001ff00000 type: 4
copy_e820_map() start: 000000001ff00000 size: 0000000000100000 end: 0000000020000000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000e0000000 size: 0000000010006000 end: 00000000f0006000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000f0008000 size: 0000000000004000 end: 00000000f000c000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000fed20000 size: 0000000000070000 end: 00000000fed90000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000ff000000 size: 0000000001000000 end: 0000000100000000 type: 2
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000dc000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fee0000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001fee0000 - 000000001feea000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001feea000 - 000000001ff00000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001ff00000 - 0000000020000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0006000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000f0008000 - 00000000f000c000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fed20000 - 00000000fed90000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000ff000000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
510MB LOWMEM available.
Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 130784) 0 entries of 256 used
Zone PFN ranges:
  DMA             0 ->     4096
  Normal       4096 ->   130784
  HighMem    130784 ->   130784
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0:        0 ->   130784
On node 0 totalpages: 130784
  DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
  DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
  DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
  Normal zone: 989 pages used for memmap
  Normal zone: 125699 pages, LIFO batch:31
  HighMem zone: 0 pages used for memmap
DMI present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 PTLTD                                 ) @ 0x000f7520
ACPI: RSDT (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x00000000) @ 0x1fee5890
ACPI: MADT (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x0000005f) @ 0x1fee9e78
ACPI: FADT (v002   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x0000005f) @ 0x1fee9ee0
ACPI: BOOT (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x00000001) @ 0x1fee9fd8
ACPI: MCFG (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x0000005f) @ 0x1fee9f9c
ACPI: SSDT (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x20030224) @ 0x1fee614d
ACPI: SSDT (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x20030224) @ 0x1fee5d08
ACPI: SSDT (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x20030224) @ 0x1fee5aed
ACPI: SSDT (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x20030224) @ 0x1fee58d4
ACPI: DSDT (v001   Sony       J1 0x20060605 PTL  0x20030224) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x1008
ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
Processor #0 6:13 APIC version 20
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x01] disabled)
ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x01] high edge lint[0x1])
ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x01] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 1, version 32, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
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.
Enabling APIC mode:  Flat.  Using 1 I/O APICs
Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
Allocating PCI resources starting at 30000000 (gap: 20000000:c0000000)
Detected 1862.368 MHz processor.
Built 1 zonelists.  Total pages: 129763
Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda3 ro
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
mapped IOAPIC to ffffc000 (fec00000)
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 8192 bytes)
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 513852k/523136k available (2309k kernel code, 8688k reserved, 755k data, 256k init, 0k highmem)
virtual kernel memory layout:
    fixmap  : 0xfff83000 - 0xfffff000   ( 496 kB)
    pkmap   : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000   (4096 kB)
    vmalloc : 0xe0800000 - 0xff7fe000   ( 495 MB)
    lowmem  : 0xc0000000 - 0xdfee0000   ( 510 MB)
      .init : 0xc0405000 - 0xc0445000   ( 256 kB)
      .data : 0xc03414f1 - 0xc03fe24c   ( 755 kB)
      .text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc03414f1   (2309 kB)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 3728.38 BogoMIPS (lpj=7456763)
Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: After generic identify, caps: afe9fbff 00100000 00000000 00000000 00000180 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 32K, L1 D cache: 32K
CPU: L2 cache: 2048K
CPU: After all inits, caps: afe9fbff 00100000 00000000 00002040 00000180 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
Freeing SMP alternatives: 11k freed
Early unpacking initramfs... done
ACPI: Core revision 20060707
ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... error, file /DSDT.aml not found.
CPU0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz stepping 08
Total of 1 processors activated (3728.38 BogoMIPS).
ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=-1 pin2=-1
Brought up 1 CPUs
NET: Registered protocol family 16
ACPI: bus type pci registered
PCI: Using MMCONFIG
Setting up standard PCI resources
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI quirk: region 1000-107f claimed by ICH6 ACPI/GPIO/TCO
PCI quirk: region 1180-11bf claimed by ICH6 GPIO
0000:00:1f.1: trying to change BAR0 from 0000 to 01F0
0000:00:1f.1: trying to change BAR1 from 0000 to 03F4
0000:00:1f.1: trying to change BAR2 from 0000 to 0170
0000:00:1f.1: trying to change BAR3 from 0000 to 0374
Boot video device is 0000:01:00.0
PCI: Firmware left 0000:06:08.0 e100 interrupts enabled, disabling
PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
PCI: Bus #07 (-#0a) is hidden behind transparent bridge #06 (-#07) (try 'pci=assign-busses')
Please report the result to linux-kernel to fix this permanently
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PEGP._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PCIB._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 10 12 14 15) *11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 1 3 *4 5 6 7 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 1 *3 4 5 6 7 10 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 14 15) *10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 *7 10 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 10 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 1 3 4 *5 6 7 11 12 14 15)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 8 devices
SCSI subsystem initialized
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq".  If it helps, post a report
NetLabel: Initializing
NetLabel:  domain hash size = 128
NetLabel:  protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
NetLabel:  unlabeled traffic allowed by default
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
  IO window: disabled.
  MEM window: 90000000-afffffff
  PREFETCH window: c0000000-cfffffff
PCI: Bus 7, cardbus bridge: 0000:06:03.0
  IO window: 00002400-000024ff
  IO window: 00002800-000028ff
  PREFETCH window: 30000000-33ffffff
  MEM window: 34000000-37ffffff
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:1e.0
  IO window: 2000-2fff
  MEM window: b0000000-b00fffff
  PREFETCH window: 30000000-33ffffff
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:01.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:01.0 to 64
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1e.0 to 64
PCI: Enabling device 0000:06:03.0 (0000 -> 0003)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:06:03.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 196608 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 98304 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 8192)
TCP reno registered
checking if image is initramfs... it is
Freeing initrd memory: 495k freed
Simple Boot Flag at 0x36 set to 0x1
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: overridden by ACPI.
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de).
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:01.0 to 64
assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:01.0:pcie00]
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:01.0:pcie03]
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2])
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
ACPI Exception (acpi_processor-0677): AE_NOT_FOUND, Processor Device is not present [20060707]
ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (71 C)
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /class/input/input0
PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
i8042.c: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev 1.1.
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX2 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX3 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
TCP cubic registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)
Freeing unused kernel memory: 256k freed
Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
libata version 2.00 loaded.
ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: version 2.00ac7
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.1 to 64
ata1: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x1F0 ctl 0x3F6 bmdma 0x1880 irq 14
ata2: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0x1888 irq 15
scsi0 : ata_piix
Time: acpi_pm clocksource has been installed.
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input1
ata1.00: ATA-6, max UDMA/100, 195371568 sectors: LBA48 
ata1.00: ata1: dev 0 multi count 16
ata1.01: ATAPI, max UDMA/33
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input2
ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
scsi1 : ata_piix
ata2: port disabled. ignoring.
scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      TOSHIBA MK1031GA AA20 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
scsi 0:0:1:0: CD-ROM            SONY     DVD RW DW-D56A   PFS2 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
SCSI device sda: 195371568 512-byte hdwr sectors (100030 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
SCSI device sda: 195371568 512-byte hdwr sectors (100030 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
 sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
sr 0:0:1:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
usbcore: registered new device driver usb
e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.17-k2-NAPI
e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:06:08.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xb0007000, irq 18, MAC addr 00:01:4A:5C:6A:F2
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.0kmprq
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:06:04.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:06:04.0 disabled
ipw2200: probe of 0000:06:04.0 failed with error -5
ACPI: AC Adapter [ADP1] (on-line)
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
input: Power Button (FF) as /class/input/input3
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
input: Lid Switch as /class/input/input4
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID0]
input: Power Button (CM) as /class/input/input5
ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.7[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.7 to 64
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: debug port 1
PCI: cache line size of 32 is not supported by device 0000:00:1d.7
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: irq 20, io mem 0x80004000
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
intel_rng: FWH not detected
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
sr 0:0:1:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.0 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 20, io base 0x00001800
usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.1[b] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.1 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 21, io base 0x00001820
usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.2[C] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.2 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: irq 17, io base 0x00001840
usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.3[D] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.3 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: irq 16, io base 0x00001860
usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 5-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
agpgart: Detected an Intel 915GM Chipset.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0x0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1b.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1b.0 to 64
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.3[b] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:06:03.2[C] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[17]  MMIO=[b0004000-b00047ff]  Max Packet=[2048]  IR/IT contexts=[4/8]
input: PS/2 Mouse as /class/input/input6
input: AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint as /class/input/input7
input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input8
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:06:03.0 [104d:818f]
Yenta: Using CSCINT to route CSC interrupts to PCI
Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
Yenta TI: socket 0000:06:03.0, mfunc 0x01001b22, devctl 0x64
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0cf8, PCI irq 16
Socket status: 30000006
Yenta: Raising subordinate bus# of parent bus (#06) from #07 to #0a
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0x2000 - 0x2fff
cs: IO port probe 0x2000-0x2fff: clean.
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xb0000000 - 0xb00fffff
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0x30000000 - 0x33ffffff
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[0800460301e0ed14]
eth1394: eth1: IEEE-1394 IPv4 over 1394 Ethernet (fw-host0)
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
EXT3 FS on sda3, internal journal
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on sda4, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Adding 1052248k swap on /dev/sda2.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1052248k
e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:01:00.0 to 64
NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  1.0-9755  Mon Feb 26 23:21:15 PST 2007
NET: Registered protocol family 10
lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
Mobile IPv6
eth0: no IPv6 routers present

Last edited by msid (2007-04-28 08:24:36)

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#2 2007-04-28 08:44:34

lloeki
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Re: ACPI and sluggish system

have you loaded acpi modules like fan? if it's not loaded, maybe when acpi is enabled the fan does not comes up, and the cpu relies on passive cooling (ie throttling, that it it just skips a lot of cycles doing idle calls voluntarily until it has cooled down => big slow down). if you don't load acpi at all that would be handled by the bios.
try to cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/* (with acpi enabled of course)


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#3 2007-04-28 08:52:57

msid
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Re: ACPI and sluggish system

lloeki wrote:

have you loaded acpi modules like fan? if it's not loaded, maybe when acpi is enabled the fan does not comes up, and the cpu relies on passive cooling (ie throttling, that it it just skips a lot of cycles doing idle calls voluntarily until it has cooled down => big slow down). if you don't load acpi at all that would be handled by the bios.
try to cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/* (with acpi enabled of course)

Like I mentioned before, I have tried all possible module combos and yes, fan is loaded the very now moment that I write this message. Still problem persists. Here is the output of cat:

<setting not supported>
cooling mode:   passive
<polling disabled>
state:                   ok
temperature:             79 C
critical (S5):           105 C
passive:                 95 C: tc1=1 tc2=5 tsp=10 devices=0xc15a8ec8

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#4 2007-04-28 11:12:19

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Re: ACPI and sluggish system

You should have more than just one thermal zone. Depending on your kernelversion

cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/TZ*/*

should list all details to all thermal zones. Also, install acpitools and provide the output of

acpi -V

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#5 2007-04-28 11:34:52

lloeki
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Re: ACPI and sluggish system

You should have more than just one thermal zone

wrong. I always had and still have only one (had various cpus among wich pentium m core duo and core 2 duo)

temperature:             79 C

first, this is really high. this should be around 50C
second, it indicates 'cooling mode' is 'passive'. it should read 'active' when fan is in range of use. passive denotes throttling.
third, there should be an 'active' line describing when it triggers the fan and which device it affects (much like passive one).

see my output (from a core duo, but doesn't matter) for comparison:

$ cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/*
cooling mode:   active
<polling disabled>
state:                   ok
temperature:             46 C
critical (S5):           115 C
passive:                 105 C: tc1=2 tc2=10 tsp=100 devices=0xc1cff6bc 0xc1cff61c 
active[0]:               60 C: devices=0xdfe0db30

my conclusion is that (if enabled) acpi has troubles handling your fan, and thus reverts to passive cooling, while when disabling acpi, thermal management (incl. fan) is handled by the bios.
causes may vary, incl. buggy dsdt, modules not loading properly.

do you have a specific laptop brand, like asus, ibm, dell, or other? some have special acpi modules to be loaded.


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#6 2007-04-28 20:02:28

msid
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Re: ACPI and sluggish system

To start with, this is a Sony Vaio VGN-FS215S we are talking about here. About the high temperature, not really sure to be honest, I was running World of Warcraft on Wine for 10', maybe this is why it was so high. Now, after leaving it 2-3h idle, with WoW running, it says 88 degrees. In my opinion this is quite high. What can I say more... Well, I remember about DSDT I had "disabled" it when I was installing Arch and it asked me if my kernel requires a specific DSDT or something similar. Also, regarding the brand/model of the laptop, the only specific module I have to load is sony_acpi in order my Fn keys to work. Nothing changes though if it is loaded or not. Anyway, do you think it is wise to revert to acpi=off till there is an actual solution to this in order to avoid harming my hardware due to high temperatures? Thank you in advance for all your answers.

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#7 2007-04-28 20:34:50

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Re: ACPI and sluggish system

indeed I was talking about idle temperatures. in-use temperatures are usually 65-80C, depending of cooling design efficiency (some laptops have really poor design, and tend to overheat).

as for using acpi=off for the time being, if that really makes the fanworking, I think this is wise (especially as your computer seems to have apm in the bios, which is acpi predecessor so at least you have some basic power management) since the lower the temperature, the longer the lifespan (esp. in the top 20C before the max admissible temp)

since there's no sensor available in apm mode, try to do some guesstimate comparisons like temperature you feel with your hand or with a thermometer near the cpu, at both idle and full load (during enough time to have a stable temperature). also, try to hear if the fan is actually spinnig or not (or behaves differently) when using acpi or not.

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#8 2007-05-03 01:56:58

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Re: ACPI and sluggish system

I don't have much to contribute, save that I'm also using a Sony FS-(something)  My fan is controlled by the BIOS, and it does run occasionally.

[root@Sony log]# cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/*
<setting not supported>
cooling mode:   passive
<polling disabled>
state:                   ok
temperature:             57 C
critical (S5):           105 C
passive:                 95 C: tc1=1 tc2=5 tsp=10 devices=0xdfe17ec8

Perhaps that will give a baseline to go off of or something.

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#9 2007-05-03 10:57:30

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Re: ACPI and sluggish system

lloeki wrote:

You should have more than just one thermal zone

wrong. I always had and still have only one (had various cpus among wich pentium m core duo and core 2 duo)

Ok, good to know. My experience is limited to IBM and HP laptops with various CPUs and chipsets and they all had more than one thermal zone, but admittedly, I don't know anything about Sony laptops. Maybe msid can post the output of

ls -l /proc/acpi
ls -l /proc/acpi/fan
ls -l /proc/acpi/thermal_zone

So that we get an idea what the kernel and the ACPI tables agreed upon.

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