Bug 1359 - Fan is being turned on and off in 6 secs intervals
Fan is being turned on and off in 6 secs intervals
Status: REJECTED INVALID
Product: ACPI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Power-Fan
i386 Linux
: P2 normal
Assigned To: Len Brown
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2003-10-15 02:15 UTC by Martin Mokrejs
Modified: 2004-05-30 14:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Kernel Version: 2.4.23-pre7
Tree: Mainline
Regression: ---


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Description Martin Mokrejs 2003-10-15 02:15:37 UTC
Distribution: Gentoo
Hardware Environment: ASUS L3800C, 1GB RAM, Pentium 4M
Software Environment:
Problem Description:

When /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/cooling_mode 
is set to passive, temperature is between 74-76 oC, fan is being turned on and
off evry about 6 seconds. To solve the problem temporarily is to set cooling
mode to active. Then the fan cools system for a some longer time that 6 seconds,
but something in acpi triggers the cooling mode to passive and then again fan is
turned on and off like crazy:

vrapenec root # cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/trip_points 
critical (S5):           95 C
passive:                 75 C: tc1=1 tc2=1 tsp=100 devices=0xc1c3defc 
active[0]:               90 C: devices=0xc1c30efc 
vrapenec root # cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature 
temperature:             76 C
vrapenec root # 

Steps to reproduce:
acpi-20030918
Comment 1 Shaohua 2003-10-15 17:44:08 UTC
Martin, as I have mentioned before, the DSDT can't control the real fan (I 
mean the hardware) at all in your machine. I guess if you strip ACPI, you will 
get the same symptom.
Comment 2 Len Brown 2003-11-13 10:08:13 UTC
Please boot with acpi=off and see if the fan does the same thing 
and the Linux ACPI code has nothing to do with this -- 
or if the Linux ACPI code is implicated. 
 
If Linux ACPI code is implicated, please attach acpidmp and dmesg output. 
 
thanks, 
-Len 
 

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