Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229944
kernel 2.6.19-1.2895 shuts down when laptop is cold
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:36 EDT
Description of problem:
Immediately after loading, kernel 2.6.19-1.2895 shows this message
Critical temperature reached (128C), shutting down
on startup after bringing my laptop in from cold weather (i.e., after coming
home from work). Kernel 2.6.18-1.2869 does not have this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Walk around in cold weather with laptop in bag
2. Come inside, sit down, plug in laptop
3. Boot laptop
"Critical temperature reached (128C), shutting down" very early in the boot
process (usually just after the "Red Hat Nash version ...." displays)
Laptop continues booting
Compaq Presario V2000
[root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 36
model name : AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-34
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
up pni lahf_lm
bogomips : 1593.01
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
Workaround: boot into kernel 2.6.18-1.2869 and use it for a while until the
laptop gets warm. Then reboot into kernel 2.6.19-1.2895 and it will work fine.
I have not yet tried this with kernel 2.6.19-1.2911 as it has been nice all week
here (I'm in Nashville, Tennessee, USA). If you want, I can put the laptop in
the freezer for a while and see what happens.
That happens on my V2000 as well. Updating the BIOS seems to
have made it quit, but I needed to install XP to do that.
This bug still exists on my laptop, in all subsequent kernel versions
I have updated the BIOS. It made no difference.
Since kernel 2.6.19 is no longer available for FC6, I now have to boot into
SuSE to warm up the processor.
Can you try adding these lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:
Spring has arrived where I am, so I had to put the laptop in the refrigerator
to test it. I only tried it once, but it booted normally.
Do you want any log files? Do you want me to remove some of the above from
the blacklist to narrow down the problem?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Spring has arrived where I am, so I had to put the laptop in the refrigerator
> to test it. I only tried it once, but it booted normally.
> Do you want any log files? Do you want me to remove some of the above from
> the blacklist to narrow down the problem?
Yes, if you can narrow this down it would help. I would guess that
it's not the k8* drivers, but really can't say for sure.
Hi. It's summer now, I have upgraded to Fedora 7, and I had forgotten all about
I put my laptop in the freezer just now to see what would happen. It boots fine
into FC7 with 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7.
Do you still want to pursue this bug? I still have FC6 installed in a different
partition -- and it still fails when the laptop is cold -- if you still want
I will be giving my laptop away in about a week. If you want troubleshooting
info, you need to ask for it now!
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)
I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer
Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.
Thanks for using Fedora!
Can't do it. I no longer have the laptop.
In that case, I'll close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA