Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156715
Incorrect ACPI BIOS age error
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:19:24 EST
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Description of problem:
Durint boot, receive following:
May 3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: BIOS-e820: 0000000007ee0000 - 0000000007ef0000 (ACPI data)
May 3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: BIOS-e820: 0000000007ef0000 - 0000000007f00000 (ACPI NVS)
May 3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: ACPI: BIOS age (1997) fails cutoff (2001), acpi=force is required to enable ACPI
May 3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: ACPI: Disabling ACPI support
May 3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: ACPI: Subsystem revision 20050211
May 3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
May 3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: pnp: PnP ACPI: disabled
This is a P-III 900 mhz, with AMI BIOS dated 2001/10/23.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 (and previous)
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: See above
Expected Results: No message, ACPI enabled
Can you attach the output of dmidecode?
Created attachment 114035 [details]
Looking at the output of dmidecode, I think I see the problem. The release
date is reported as 7/15/97, which does not correspond to the date displayed
during boot. This is especially amusing, as the Pentium III wasn't released
Unless you have another suggestion, I will contact the manufacturer of the
computer to see if they have a newer version available.
You can enable ACPI with acpi=force to override that disable.
I'll add an auto-override for it for future FC4 kernels, but its really a BIOS
bug. I doubt your vendor cares about a 4 year old board any more though, so its
unlikely to get fixed by them.
Sorry for the delay getting back, I've been tied up with other stuff. Weird
as it may seem, this box is brand new, from my viewpoint. The company I got
it from had a lot of them left over, and was selling them off. I have
contacted them, and they are looking into getting me an updated BIOS. Thanks
for the help.