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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386: add command line option "local_apic_timer_c2_ok"
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    Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org> writes:

    > On an Intel processor, it seems that the safe and simple route
    > is if the system exports C2 or deeper, don't use the LAPIC timer.
    > (which is what 2.6.21-rc5 is doing as of this moment)
    > We may be able to white-list some systems over time.

    On AMD it is the same, except that there seems to be at least
    one system that does C2 like things while only exporting C1.
    That is why i proposed to check for a battery too -- if there is one
    always disable it too.

    -Andi
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