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SubjectRe: Possible critical VIA vt82c686a chip bug
On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:

> I don't think so. If you check the code paths more closely, you'll see
> that the timer is used even in the fast TSC case, the error causes by
> too big 'count' variable propagates up to the TSC routine. That's where
> I started hunting for the bug.
> So no, it wasn't a placebo effect. Put a printk() in the fix statement
> to see if it's triggered.

Mmmm. Okay. Maybe I fixed the 'wrong' place, but the place I 'fixed'
was in do_slow_gettimeoffset, which is inside #ifndef CONFIG_X86_TSC.

I'll compile with a printk in there at home tonight though.

*peers more closely* Ho-ho. I see. There's one further down in the
timer interrupt itself. Oops. My bad.



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