[LinuxBIOS] Thermal monitoring of Pentium 4s

Ronald G. Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Jul 28 01:27:02 CEST 2005

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Steven J. Magnani wrote:

> Ronald G. Minnich writes:
> > the kernel (directed by a user-mode program) should do it.
> Ahh, but if the payload is memtest86, there IS no kernel. And that's
> where we're having serious shutdown issues.

ah, ok. 

> I would argue that since this is a lurking "feature" of LinuxBIOS (you
> have to know about it to avoid being bitten, and have to actively do
> something in the kernel to avoid thermal issues) that having LB enable
> thermal monitoring should be configurable. That would solve both our
> issues.

you are right. We'll need to set up an enable method for the p4 cpu 
resource, and then allow you to set "registers" commands to turn on t1, 

Um, volunteers :-)


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