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Critical thermal shutdown on Thinkpad x60

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At the beginning it looked like some material for the [Linuxhater blog][2] :-)

It happened a couple of times before, while working on my my X60 and suddenly the computer switched to shutdown mode and turned off. Uh? annoying!

Yesterday it happened again, and this time I was able to find the answer in the logs:

Sep 10 01:29:26 piscolita powersaved[2658]: WARNING (checkTemperatureStateChanges:217)
Temperature state changed to critical.
Sep 10 01:29:26 piscolita kernel: Critical temperature reached (128 C), shutting down.
Sep 10 01:29:26 piscolita shutdown[15371]: shutting down for system halt

Then googling I found out it [is a bug in the kernel][1] ([google groups link, prettier][3]), and it seems there is a patch for it. I think this is a good backport candidate for 11.0 updates.

*update*: tracking as [bug #425077][4]

[1]: http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/8/6/192
[2]: http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com
[3]: http://groups.google.com/group/linux.kernel/browse_thread/thread/46bd42cb7435…
[4]: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=425077

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