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SubjectRe: probable hardware bug: clock timer configuration lost
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> The problem: especially when copying from a disk to another one (I have
> cloned /dev/hda to /dev/hdc, testing both dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdc and
> cp -a /dev/hdaN /devc/hdcN) a get _a_lot_ of messages like this one:
>
> probable hardware bug: clock timer configuration lost - probably a
> VIA686a motherboard.
> probable hardware bug: restoring chip configuration.
>
> Is it dangerous ? Any way to get rid of this phenomemon (maintaining the
> hardware...)?

Its harmless. When we detect this we restore the state of the chip
correctly. If anything I should kill the printk but I'd still like to
figure the precise errata issue out
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