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SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.18: /proc/apm slows system time (was: Linux 2.2.19pre3)
On Sat, 30 Dec 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> Looking at the one laptop with this problem I could acquire access to it seems
> that the box switches to SMM mode with interrupts disabled for several timer
> ticks. During this time the i2c bus is active and it appears to be having a
> slow polled conversation with the battery or something attached to the battery
> and monitoring it.
>
> Doing
>
> while { true }
> do
> cat /proc/apm
> done
>
> made the box visibly stall and jerk doing X operations

Alan, that's what I reported -- restricted to the system time -- two
days ago in <20001228151441.A3473@emma1.emma.line.org>. That mail is
also in my lk folder and has kernel.org Received: headers, so you should
have got that mail as well; plus you got it as copy. Is there something
wrong with mail routing?

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Matthias Andree
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