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SubjectRe: [PATCH] VIA timer fix was removed?
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> The following patch (introduced by Vojtech Pavlik some time ago) was
> removed somewhere between 2.4.14 and 2.4.15-pre3.
> Without it, the timer counter is reset to a wrong value and
> gettimeofday() starts to return strange values
>
> Nothing aboutit is mentioned in the changelog, so I suppose it wasn't
> supposed to be removed?

Maybe, it happens because somebody forgot to comment why this code is
necessary here ?
Just a guess...

> --- linux-2.4.15-pre3/arch/i386/kernel/time.c Sun Nov 11 21:33:31 2001
> +++ linux-2.4.15-pre3-new/arch/i386/kernel/time.c Mon Nov 12 10:45:57 2001
> @@ -501,6 +501,14 @@
>
> count = inb_p(0x40); /* read the latched count */
> count |= inb(0x40) << 8;
> +
> + if (count > LATCH-1) {
> + outb_p(0x34, 0x43);
> + outb_p(LATCH & 0xff, 0x40);
> + outb(LATCH >> 8, 0x40);
> + count = LATCH - 1;
> + }
> +
> spin_unlock(&i8253_lock);

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Faculty of Applied Phys. & Math., Technical University of Gdansk
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