Subject: Re: Bogus ACPI battery information in recent current
To: Sverre Froyen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kevin Lahey <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/2007 16:41:22
On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 17:31:22 -0700
Sverre Froyen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 13 December 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 14:27:50 -0700
> > Sverre Froyen <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > With the latest current, I'm seeing bogus values for the battery
> > > information. An example (4.99.42 from this morning):
> > I wonder if this is related to my "sudden shutdown" issue. (I alluded
> > to it on tech-userlevel in a different thread.) Here's some
> > curious output, using a kernel from this afternoon's source:
> It is indeed. About 30 seconds after I booted the new kernel for the first
> time, it shut down. after that time, I'm testing in single user mode. I
> also see the sequence of normal -> critical -> normal -> critical messages.
> I suspect the reported values keep changing.
I found that this went away after updating with more recent code.
I'd blown away the good backup kernel, so eventually I had to pull the
battery to get the new code built and installed. :-)