Re: [PATCH][RFC] P4/Xeon Thermal LVT support

Alan Cox (
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 18:16:16 +0000 (GMT)

> > handler in fact only displays a warning, by which time the hardware is
> > already handling the condition.
> How can't it be critical? Your system is overheating. It is about to
> fail -- depending on the configuration, it'll either crash or be shut down

Neither. It will drop to a much lower clock speed. You can set it to overheat
and blow up but thats a mostly undocumented mtrr 8) The default behaviour is
to throttle back hard

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