I'm mellllttttttinggg!!! (kernel 2.6.24-0.133.rc6.git8.fc9)

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Sat Jan 5 13:50:56 UTC 2008

Matthew Miller writes:
 > So, I came back from vacation and updated my rawhide machine to the latest.
 > Firefox 3 is all broke for me (haven't diagnosed that yet) and not having a
 > Firefox 2 package handy that doesn't conflict with xulrunner, I decided to
 > build one. Core temp quickly went to 125C°+ and the computer powered
 > itself off to avoid starting any fires.
 > This doesn't seem to happen with kernel-2.6.24-0.83.rc5.fc9, which I had
 > installed before the break. Oh, it gets hot, but more like 95C°. Processor
 > is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ but I'm running in 32-bit mode.
 > Anyone else seeing this?

This is a hardware problem!  Even running all cores 100%, you should
have sufficient cooling to prevent this from happening.  Don't blame
the software.


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