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SubjectRe: Missed jiffies
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Followup to:  <3C6E833F.1A888B3C@mvista.com>
By author: george anzinger <george@mvista.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> One of the nasty problems, especially with machines such as yours (i.e.
> lap tops), is the fact that TSC is NOT clocked at a fixed rate. It is
> affected by throttling (reduced in 12.5% increments) and by power
> management.

If the TSC is affected by HLT, throttling, or C2 power management, the
TSC is broken (as it is on Cyrix chips, for example.) The TSC usually
*is* affected by C3 power management, but the OS should be aware of
C3.

-hpa
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