686 kernel wastes CPU power

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 03:44:42 UTC 2006

On 4/13/06, Frank McCormick <fmccormick at videotron.ca> wrote:
> Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > this may have nothing to do with your issue because I use a desktop
> > system, but I noticed that when I switched to the 686 kernel I lost
> > some power-related behavior, such as the system will not power down
> > completely (it goes throught the shutdown process and the hard drive
> > spins down, but the power never goes off).
>    Sound like what I wrote here about 2 weeks ago - my Dapper system acts the
> same way but is fine with the 386 kernel. The 686 kernel also won't boot unless
> I pass it the "noapic" keyword. Weird.

I opened bug 39499

If you get a chance please add a "me too" and include the noapic
keyword info. Mine boots fine under 686 (except for the power issue)
so I haven't experimented a lot.

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