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SubjectRe: [PATCH] preset loops_per_jiffy for faster booting
Adam Kropelin wrote:

> + if (preset_lpj) {
> + loops_per_jiffy = preset_lpj;
> + printk("Calibrating delay loop (skipped)... ");

Suggest a "\n" at the end of that. Maybe add the precomputed value to
help bring incorrect presets to someone's attention, something like:

+ printk("BogoMIPS preset to %lu.%02lu\n",
+ loops_per_jiffy/(500000/HZ),
+ (loops_per_jiffy/(5000/HZ)) % 100);
> + If unsure, set this to 0. An incorrect value will cause delays in
> + the kernel to be incorrect. Although unlikely, in the extreme case
> + this might damage your hardware.

I suppose it may result in unpredictable I/O errors, in case we want to
warn against that.


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Todd Poynor
MontaVista Software
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