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    SubjectRe: gettimeofday non-monotonic on SMP 2.3.47
    On Sun, 27 Feb 2000, Boris Okun wrote:

    > This is on SMP 2.3.47 Intel BX mb with P2/400 and P3/450.
    > I don't see this problem in UP.
    > Before you jump and tell me that processors must be the same let me
    > point out that Intel specifically calls for support of processors of
    > different abilities and speeds for an OS to be MP Spec 1.4 compliant.

    Who ever told you that Linux is MP Spec 1.4 compliant?

    I imagine that having to manage non-synced TSCs would be a *big*
    performance hit. It would be better to just panic at boot on such an
    oddball config.

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