Heads up: Timer Problems
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Sep 26 18:37:03 PDT 2004
::if you did experience timer problems like system time going wild,
::please try the new "options TIMER_USE_1" in your kernel config and
::report if this does (not) solve your problem. Even if you don't have
::problems, I'd like to know if this change does break any machine.
: Excellent idea, Joerg. I would be very interested in knowing whether
: TIMER1 is more compatible as well. I kinda miss the speaker :-)
TIMER_USE_1 is creating problems on my AMD64 test box. The boot is a LOT
slower, though the box seems to operate ok after booting has completed.
I've played around with it and booting slows down when I program timer 1
to a full count, even if I don't use TIMER_USE_1. Is that strange or
I don't know what is causing the slow-down. It only seems to effect
the device probe stage during booting, so perhaps it is generating an
interrupt or something.
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