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SubjectRe: [patch 0/4] Only use HPET MSI timers on systems with deep C-state support
On 01/14/2010 08:39 PM, Venkatesh Pallipadi wrote:
> There is a functionality issue reported on some AMD platforms
> http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0912.2/01118.html
> wherein, fdformat fails when HPET MSI based percpu timer is used.
>
> We do not have the real root-cause for that problem. But, that
> report exposed an issue with our current usage HPET MSI timers.
> We use HPET MSI timers even on platforms that do not have
> support for C2/C3 states. On those systems we should rather be
> using LAPIC timers.
>
> So, this series of patches does just that.
> * Use LAPIC timer when there is always running APIC timer
> * Use LAPIC timer on platforms that do not have support for deep C states
> * Only use HPET MSI timers as percpu timers on systems that have LAPICs
> that stop in deep C-states _and_ system supports deep C-states
>
> The change turned out to be more than what I expected, due to
> the current static nature of clockevent rating and unrelated
> issues in acpi processor driver resume path. I also ended up
> touching different subsystems to handle this.
>
> If the patchset resolves the issue for Mark and if it looks sane
> can one of the maintainers queue it up for .34
>
> Reported-by: Mark Hounschell <markh@compro.net>
> Signed-off-by: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>
>

It does resolve my problem

Mark


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