[ltp] T520/ Opensuse: Crashes on Boot

Jeffrey L. Taylor linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:10:43 -0500

Quoting Uwe Bonnes <bon@elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de>:
> Hello,
> I have a Lenovo T520 with i7-2670QM, MSATA SSD and 8 GiB Ram. Both graphic
> cards are anabled, with the intel graphic booting. I installed
> Opensuse 12-1 on the system, and it runs very good. Howwever since I
> installed recent kernels from
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/HEAD/standard/
> when booting, often crashes appear during boot. Booting several times, I
> succeed to reach the login prompt at some try and everything is fine
> afterwards. 
> The crashed stall the display, mostly giving no usable output, sometimes
> leaving the "Caps Lock" LED blinking and sometimes give a post-mortem dump
> with "get_next_timer_interrupt mentioned" mostly. However nothing in the
> logs.
> Googling for that error brought up nothing so long. Has anybody a similar
> error? Should I manually write down the stack dump an post somewhere?
> Anything to check first? 

I have a T520 with a dual core CPU and OpenSuSE 11.4.  The kernel and/or X was
not stable on the Sandy Bridge CPUs.  I updated to a new vanilla kernel every
month or so until it stopped locking up, version 3.2.4-1-vanilla.  The mike
doesn't work, but everything else does and no lockups.

rpm -qi kernel-vanilla
Name        : kernel-vanilla               Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 3.2.4                             Vendor: obs://build.opensuse.org/Kernel
Release     : 1.1                           Build Date: Sun Feb  5 09:38:28 2012
Install Date: Tue Feb  7 10:06:15 2012         Build Host: build15
Group       : System/Kernel                 Source RPM: kernel-vanilla-3.2.4-1.1.nosrc.rpm
Size        : 140926458                        License: GPL-2.0
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Sun Feb  5 10:02:49 2012, Key ID dcbb9d72a29f6635
URL         : http://www.kernel.org/
Summary     : The Standard Kernel - without any SUSE patches
Description :
The standard kernel - without any SUSE patches

Source Timestamp: 2012-02-04 15:19:04 +0100
GIT Revision: 484affba4d0283269fa0f397f90584ee91030096
GIT Branch: stable
Distribution: Kernel:stable