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Bug 156715 - Incorrect ACPI BIOS age error
Summary: Incorrect ACPI BIOS age error
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-03 16:03 UTC by Ken Hall
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-05-19 02:53:31 UTC

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dmidecode data (deleted)
2005-05-04 18:10 UTC, Ken Hall
no flags Details

Description Ken Hall 2005-05-03 16:03:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
Durint boot, receive following:

May  3 07:53:54 pookie kernel:  BIOS-e820: 0000000007ee0000 - 0000000007ef0000 (ACPI data)
May  3 07:53:54 pookie kernel:  BIOS-e820: 0000000007ef0000 - 0000000007f00000 (ACPI NVS)
May  3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: ACPI: BIOS age (1997) fails cutoff (2001), acpi=force is required to enable ACPI
May  3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: ACPI: Disabling ACPI support
May  3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: ACPI: Subsystem revision 20050211
May  3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
May  3 07:53:54 pookie kernel: pnp: PnP ACPI: disabled

This is a P-III 900 mhz, with AMI BIOS dated 2001/10/23.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 (and previous)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  See above

Expected Results:  No message, ACPI enabled

Additional info:

See above

Comment 1 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-05-03 18:36:12 UTC
Can you attach the output of dmidecode?

Comment 2 Ken Hall 2005-05-04 18:10:17 UTC
Created attachment 114035 [details]
dmidecode data

Looking at the output of dmidecode, I think I see the problem.	The release
date is reported as 7/15/97, which does not correspond to the date displayed
during boot.  This is especially amusing, as the Pentium III wasn't released
until 1999.

Unless you have another suggestion, I will contact the manufacturer of the
computer to see if they have a newer version available.

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-05-09 23:44:03 UTC
You can enable ACPI with acpi=force to override that disable.
I'll add an auto-override for it for future FC4 kernels, but its really a BIOS
bug.  I doubt your vendor cares about a 4 year old board any more though, so its
unlikely to get fixed by them.

Comment 4 Ken Hall 2005-05-19 02:52:47 UTC
Sorry for the delay getting back, I've been tied up with other stuff.  Weird 
as it may seem, this box is brand new, from my viewpoint.  The company I got 
it from had a lot of them left over, and was selling them off.  I have 
contacted them, and they are looking into getting me an updated BIOS.  Thanks 
for the help.

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