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SubjectRe: local apic timer ints not working with vmware: nolocala
On 27 May 03 at 20:53, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> Using a distribution (Mandrake's Cooker) patched kernel, I am unable to
> successfully boot at 2.4.20ish kernel on VMware 2.0.4 build 1142. The
> problem seems to be with using local apic timer interrupts. The last few
> lines of the boot sequence before the kernel hangs are (copied by hand, so
> please excuse typos):
>
> Using local APIC timer interrupts.
> calibrating APIC timer ...
> ..... CPU clock speed is 1658.7651 MHz.
> ..... host bus clock speed is 0.0000 MHz.
> cpu: 0, clocks: 0, slice: 0
>
> I do know that I could simply build a kernel with the CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC
> to work around this problem, but that means a "special" kernel just for
> VMware and also means not being able to use vendor supplied kernels, or
> vendor supplied boot media (i.e. CD-ROMs).

Just get VMware 3 or 4 - they (properly) emulate APIC timer and you'll
get information that host bus is running at 66.xxxx MHz. With VMware 2
you have to boot with noapic.
Petr Vandrovec

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