|Summary:||Loading w83627ehf hangs computer after reboot at bios on ASUS P5K SE|
|Product:||Drivers||Reporter:||Adam Kułagowski (fidor)|
|Component:||Hardware Monitoring||Assignee:||Jean Delvare (jdelvare)|
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Be more careful when changing VID input level
Be more careful when changing VID input level (v2)
Description Adam Kułagowski 2007-12-25 09:38:52 UTC
Most recent kernel where this bug did not occur: Distribution: Ubuntu kernel 18.104.22.168 or see below Hardware Environment: ASUS P5K SE , 4x1GB memory Software Environment: Ubuntu/Debian sid Problem Description: I've bought recently new motherboard - ASUS P5K SE. It contains W83627DHG sensor chip. Everything was working fine using 22.214.171.124 kernel except IDE chip (marvel). So I've upgraded to 126.96.36.199. And here the story begins. After modprobed w83627ehf I received: w83627ehf: Found W83627DHG chip at 0x290 w83627ehf w83627ehf.656: Setting VID input voltage to TTL w83627ehf w83627ehf.656: VID pins in output mode, CPU VID not available I was able to read voltage, fan temperature etc. However after I've tried to reboot, at the end of reboot procedure the computer powered itself off (fans stopped working), then 5 seconds later it powered itself on but screen was blank. Only fans, disks were working. Unplugging power cord,resetting, didn't help. After long (long) fight of switching hardware, clearing cmos etc I've found shortest way to unbrick my computer: After I've removed memory dimms from first and second slot, I was able to boot, but computer was showing strange memory amount. It should show 2048MB but the test stopped at 1308MB (or other random number, lower that total memory amount). After pushing the reset button the amount of memory was finally correct and I was able to insert again memory in first and second slot. Then the computer showed finally 4096MB of memory and I was able to boot my system up. The problem is 100% repeatable. I was able to pinpoint problem to patch from 2007-07-19, added to kernel tree, titled: hwmon/w83627ehf: Add support for the VID inputs. http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.23.y.git;a=commitdiff;h=fc18d6c0479d5b6da281590a8caf166d60cc748b The version of w83627ehf before this patch works fine (compiled on 188.8.131.52 kernel). Steps to reproduce: 1. Load newest w83627ehf on Asus P5k SE 2. reboot
Comment 1 Jean Delvare 2007-12-25 12:34:48 UTC
Thanks Adam for the very good bug report. I'll attach a fix shortly.
Comment 2 Jean Delvare 2007-12-25 12:37:00 UTC
Created attachment 14184 [details] Be more careful when changing VID input level
Comment 3 Jean Delvare 2007-12-25 12:38:01 UTC
Adam, please test the attached patch and report if it reliably fixes the bug.
Comment 4 Jean Delvare 2007-12-26 06:56:47 UTC
Created attachment 14190 [details] Be more careful when changing VID input level (v2) Updated patch, only touch the VID level on the W83627EHF/EHG. The W83627DHG is more complex in this respect and I don't want to risk to mess it up.
Comment 5 Adam Kułagowski 2007-12-26 07:45:19 UTC
Both patches works fine fine on clean 184.108.40.206. The problem is fixed. Thanks.
Comment 6 Jean Delvare 2007-12-26 09:28:10 UTC
Mark, this patch needs to go into 2.6.24 before final, and then into 2.6.23-stable.
Comment 7 Jean Delvare 2008-01-06 05:02:27 UTC
The patch made it into Linus' tree by now: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=58e6e78119da2bdade9f6f588155f0320072b76b I'll submit it for 2.6.23-stable.