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    SubjectRe: clocksources: order of preference
    On Thu, 8 May 2008, Philipp Kohlbecher wrote:
    > Thomas Gleixner wrote:
    > > We also check the TSC with a watchdog mechanism, which verifies that
    > > is is keeping accurate time. When we detect that TSC does not, we
    > > replace it by the next available clock source.
    > >
    > True. In all the cases I know, the watchdog mechanism worked and marked the
    > TSC as unstable. The soft lockup only led to a (sometimes considerable) delay
    > at boot time.

    Yeah, there are some hard to detect cases. This TSC business is a
    major PITA.

    Thanks,
    tglx


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