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    SubjectRe: [OT] Major Clock Drift
    Alan Cox wrote:
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    > > Hmm, I can make it loose 30 seconds in 12 seconds. Just cat
    > > /etc/termcap. Vesafb does this kind of stuff. [Yes, 3 times slower
    > > clock].
    >
    > Why are interrupts being disabled for vesafb scrolling anyway ?

    Console writes happen under spin_lock_irq(console_lock).

    The only reason for this which I can see: the kernel
    can call printk() from interrupt context.
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