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SubjectRe: I/O APIC: Timer through 8259A revamp
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:45:03AM -0700, yuhong wrote:
> >  The new burst of breakage came with the invention of ACPI and its tables
> > for interrupt routing for the APIC.
> Yep, when NVIDIA and ATI entered the chipset market, who would have
> predicted that it would cause more 8254 and APIC related troubles? Or
> it would be years before it were finally fixed properly? Even worse,
> ATI made chipsets before AMD and Intel introduced their 64-bit CPUs,
> yet it was the x86-64 architecture where the attempts to fix the ATI
> APIC 8254 timer issues were going to. Only later when it was finally
> fixed properly was it backported to x86.

I'm not sure what you mean here. The ATI timer fixes were done
on both i386 and x86-64.


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