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SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.18: /proc/apm slows system time (was: Linux 2.2.19pre3)
On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> If you have a tsc on your chip - I think most modern laptops will do as they
> tend to be pentium/mmx k6 or pII/pIII processors, then you can check the
> elapsed CPU cycles and recover the jiffies from that. Might be an interesting
> exercise for someone

This had been a report for a non-portable computer which should (Duron)
indeed have a TSC, that is, /proc/cpuinfo lists one ;-) Do 486s
generally have APM so it might be worth fixing/working around for them?

If so, would re-reading from CMOS for boxes without TSC be a "valid"
solution?

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Matthias Andree
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