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SubjectRe: More about 2.4.3 timer problems
Andrew Morton wrote:

> Eric Gillespie wrote:
> >
> >...
> > VESA fb mode 1280x1024x16, clock lost 1m 35s in time
> > ...
> > Same command, normal (non-fb mode) lost no time off clock.
>
> Is due to the 2.4.3 console drivers. They block interrupts during
> console output. There's a fix in 2.4.2-ac<recent>.
>
> There's also a patch against 2.4.3-pre6 at
>
> http://www.uow.edu.au/~andrewm/linux/console.html
>
> If you'd care to test the 2.4.3-pre6 patch for a while, that'd
> be useful.
>

Cool - I'll do that - err, just one question - is a kernel-m.n-preX a
precursor to kernel-m.n+1?
If that sentence didn't make sense, think back to algebra years.
Thanks again.

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