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[Bug 1531865] Re: 4.2 (linux-generic-lts-wily) kernel hangs on Bay Trail based Asus X553MA


Got the same freezes with my ASUS F551 (N2930 Baytrail) - (no more hangs
with intel_idle.max_cstate=1 since 2 days)

Interestingly enough I got those freezes after updating from win 8.1 to win10.
In fact, that's  why I landed here, because to me it looked like a hardware defect at first sight and my idea was trying a different OS  for verification.
Even if it sounds a little weird: It looks like the same bug has made it into Linux AND Windows. Too bad that I don't know how to run Windows with a similar boot option - I'd expect it would fix the problem on that side, too.

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  4.2 (linux-generic-lts-wily) kernel hangs on Bay Trail based Asus

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Bug description:
  Kernels since 4.2-rc1 contain:

  [8fb55197e64d5988ec57b54e973daeea72c3f2ff] drm/i915: Agressive
  downclocking on Baytrail

  which causes hangs on my Bay Trail based Asus X553MA and likely on other Bay Trail based machines
  as well. The hangs occur between minutes and hours after booting and there is no information found
  related to them in kernel message buffer.

  I found the above commit by doing bisection between 4.1.0 and 4.2-rc1 and reported it to intel-gfx
  mailing list:


  I tested that these hangs occur with 14.04 LTS using latest linux-generic-lts-wily (4.2.0-23-generic) kernel
  exactly as with any kernel beginning from 4.2-rc1 up to 4.4-rc8.

  I'm now writing this bug report running 4.4-rc8 with patches from the above commit removed because
  4.2.0-23-generic just hanged while I was trying to send report.
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  jamse      2144 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
   [   20.017300] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process (1462) terminated with status 1
   [   20.017332] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process ended, respawning
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-17 (415 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
   Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
   Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04ca:3010 Lite-On Technology Corp. 
   Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b424 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
   Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=85bd44f0-e67f-450d-bfb5-0f87c90482cd ro quiet splash console=tty0 console=ttyUSB0,115200n8 ignore_loglevel vt.handoff=7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-23.28~14.04.1-generic 4.2.6
   linux-restricted-modules-4.2.0-23-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-4.2.0-23-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.127.19
  Tags:  trusty
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-23-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
  _MarkForUpload: True
  dmi.bios.date: 08/08/2014
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: X553MA.209
  dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
  dmi.board.name: X553MA
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
  dmi.board.version: 1.0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
  dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrX553MA.209:bd08/08/2014:svnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:pnX553MA:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnX553MA:rvr1.0:cvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:ct10:cvr1.0:
  dmi.product.name: X553MA
  dmi.product.version: 1.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

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