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Date:	Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:19:03 -0800
From:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc:	Dave Jones <davej@...hat.com>, Chris Mason <clm@...com>,
	Mike Galbraith <umgwanakikbuti@...il.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	Dâniel Fraga <fragabr@...il.com>,
	Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@...cle.com>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Suresh Siddha <sbsiddha@...il.com>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
	Peter Anvin <hpa@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: frequent lockups in 3.18rc4

On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> So the range of 1-251 seconds  is not entirely random. It's all in
> that "32-bit HPET range".

DaveJ, I assume it's too late now, and you don't effectively have any
access to the machine any more, but "hpet=disable" or "nohpet" on the
command line might be worth trying if you ever see that piece of
hardware again.

And for posterity, do you have a dmidecode with motherboard/BIOS
information for the problematic machine? And your configuration?

And finally, and stupidly, is there any chance that you have anything
accessing /dev/hpet?

                       Linus
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