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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] dynamic tick patch
    * Tony Lindgren <tony@atomide.com> [050119 11:20]:
    > * Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de> [050119 11:12]:
    > > On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 10:19:47AM -0800, Tony Lindgren wrote:
    > > > If you have a chance, can you please provide me with some more info
    > > > on your system, see my recent reply to Pavel in this thread for the
    > >
    > > It's a normal UP athlon 1ghz, it should be quite widespread hardware.
    > > I know at least another system that had the problem of system time going
    > > in the future with 2.6 at the same rate of mine. Still it could be an
    > > hardware issue after all if nobody else can reproduce it. At HZ=100 the
    > > system time is again perfectly accurate like in 2.4, so probably at least
    > > the PIT is ok.
    >
    > I've tested it with a celeron a300 box, tyan s2460 dual athlon,
    > tyan tiger 100 dual p3, and fujitsu p1110 crusoe laptop. Fujitsu I
    > may not have tested with TSC, but others work with both ACPI PM
    > timer and TSC.
    >
    > Maybe try disabling or enabling ACPI PM timer? Or maybe it does not
    > use TSC or ACPI PM timer, and that there's some bug in my patch that
    > kills the plain PIT timer?

    It could be HPET that kills it. I don't have any boxes with HPET
    timer, can you try without HPET?

    Tony
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