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SubjectRE: VIA 686 timer bugfix incomplete
George, I was mistaken before, sorry.

The address of the PM timer is in a table, not in the ACPI namespace. It is
in the FADT. Therefore you should be able to use it iff acpi tables are
present, but it should not strictly require the interpreter.

Regards -- Andy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: george anzinger []
> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 9:22 AM
> To: Alan Cox
> Cc: Vojtech Pavlik; Jonas Diemer;
> Subject: Re: VIA 686 timer bugfix incomplete
> Importance: High
> Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > > Me thinks the real solution is the ACPI pm timer. 3 times the
> > > resolution of the PIT and you can not stop it. The
> high-res-timers
> > > patch will allow you to use this as the time keeper and
> just use the PIT
> > > to generate interrupts.
> >
> > For awkward boxes you can use the PIT, for good boxes we
> can use rdtsc or
> > eventually the ACPI timers when running with ACPI
> I am attempting to use the ACPI timer without waiting for or running
> ACPI. After all it is there if you can find it.
> George
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