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    SubjectRe: clock skew on B/W G3


    given that this option causes problems on non i386 systems, may I propose to
    mark CONFIG_HZ as broken on these architectures and/or use a default value of
    1000 ? I guess this issue can't be fixed in a sane way until 2.6.14 is out.


    Le Montag 03 Oktober 2005 16:18, Rune Torgersen a écrit :
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: Marc
    > > Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 11:46
    > >
    > > Some additions to the previous mail: I was able to isolate
    > > the problem to the
    > > introduction of a user specificable value of HZ (in
    > > include/asm-ppc/parm.h).
    > > I used a value of 250 while the former default was 1000.
    > > Setting it back to
    > > 1000 makes the clock tick right again.
    > >
    > > Is the CONFIG_HZ known to be broken on PPC ?
    > CONFIG_HZ is not broken, but the whole clock configuration is.
    > (I poseded something about it for 8260 earlier this summer)
    > Basic problem is that CLOCK_TICK_RATE which is used for setting up the
    > variables used for advancing the clock, is hardcoded to a value that
    > only makes sence for an i386. (it is default set at 1193180Hz which
    > happens to be the timer clock for timer1 on an i386 machine)
    > Another problem here is that that value apparently hve to be #define'd
    > which means you cannot insert the decrementer frequency from the
    > boot-loader either.
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