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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: x86_32 tsc/pit and hrtimers
On Wed, 8 Oct 2008, Jeff Hansen wrote:

> [HRTIMER]: Add highres=noverify option to bypass clocksource verification
> This disregards the CLOCK_SOURCE_MUST_VERIFY flag on all clocksources.
> This is particularly useful on legacy x86_32 systems that have no ACPI,
> LAPIC, or HPET timers, where only TSC and PIT are available.

While I agree in principle, adding this to highres is the wrong thing
to do. This is a property of clocksources and not of high resolution
timer support.

The affected clocksource is TSC and it should go there as a command
line option e.g. tsc=stable, which in turn clears the
CLOCK_SOURCE_MUST_VERIFY flag in the tsc clocksource.



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