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    Subject[PATCH][RFC] sort out CLOCK_TICK_RATE usage [0/3]

    With every 2.6 kernel I tried the system speaker on my Alpha produces a
    rather unpleasant high pitched tone instead of the normal system beep.
    This is because in p|cspkr.c the calculation of the counter values is
    incorrectly based on CLOCK_TICK_RATE.
    To solve this problem I came up with these tree patches:

    1/3: introduce PIC_TICK_RATE constant. It seems this is not always
    the same value.
    2/3: use PIC_TICK_RATE in *spkr.c and some other places where the
    PIC is directly programmed.
    3/3: use CLOCK_TICK_RATE where 1193180 was used in timing calculations.

    Tested on Alpha, compile & boot-tested on i386 (unrelated LVM problems here)

    Arch maintainers please have a look whether I got the constants right or
    if your architecture has a PIC at all.

    Comments welcome.


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