Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188546
Fan does not operate on AMD Turion 64
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:26:34 EST
Created attachment 127583 [details]
compressed log, DSDT and lspci output
Description of problem:
Fan speed control does not work unless read /proc/acpi/Thermal_zone/TZ1/
System may hang for a few seconds after issuing command to read this file. acpid
usage may go to 99% for a few minutes.
I think fan comes on at lower temperatures in Windows XP on this PC.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kernel 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 for x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run a CPU-intensive program
2. Wait for CPU to heat up (above 60 deg?)
3. cat /proc/acpi/therm*/*/temperature - fan will start
4. Wait for CPU to cool down (to 50 deg)
5. cat /proc/acpi/therm*/*/temperature - fan will stop
Fan stops/starts only when access file
Should stop/start without file access.
Have noticed the default FC5 x86_64 installation DVD installs both i386 and
x86_64 versions of many packages (eg hal-0.5.7-3
Have attached a decompiled DSDT, lspci output, and messages log
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 36
model name : AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile ML-40
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 800.000
cache size : 1024 KB
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov
pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 1599.43
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc
*** Bug 188547 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
That sounds very much like a kernel problem though.
Reassigning to kernel.
Read ya, Phil
Bug still present with 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 on x86_64. If configure gKrellm to monitor
temperatures fan works OK, but if close gKrellm (and do not have anything else
monitoring temperatures) fan state never changes.
I have just found this is the same as kernel bug 5534 (http://bugzilla.kernel.org/
show_bug.cgi?id=5534) for which a patch has been developed. Hopefully this patch will
be applied to FC5 soon to prevent users of HP nx6125 frying their processors
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO state.
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In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
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This problem still occurs with 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5.
As these have been applied to 2.6.19rc2, they will eventually propagate back
into Fedora when we rebase, but that's probably at least a month away. Better
would be if these found their way into a 2.6.18.x release as part of the -stable
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