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SubjectRe: time goes backwards periodically on laptop if booted in low-power mode
Nick Craig-Wood wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 08:34:20AM -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > My Toshiba laptop (running stock Red Hat 7.2, kernel 2.4.7-10)
> > appears to suffer from a power management-related time hiccup: when
> > I boot in low-power mode, then switch to high-power mode,
> > time goes backwards by 10ms several times a second.
> > According to the thread
> > Subject: [PATCH]: allow notsc option for buggy cpus
> > From: Anton Blanchard <>
> > Date: 2001-03-10 0:58:29
> >
> > this can be fixed by disabling the TSC option, but there
> > ought to be a runtime fix. Was a runtime fix ever put
> > together for this situation?
> All the IBM thinkpads we have in the office have exactly this problem.
> The major symptom is that ALT-TAB goes wrong in the sawfish window
> manager oddly!
> I made a patch to fix this (this is its first outing). It stops
> do_gettimeofday reporting a time less than it reported last time.

I see a minor problem here...what happens if you want to reset your clock (for
whatever purpose) to a previous time?


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