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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] New PC-Speaker driver
On Wednesday 14 August 2002 14:24, David Woodhouse wrote:
> said:
> > > Well, there is (currently) no intention to get it into the mainstream
> > > kernel so don't treat it too seriously.
> > Oh, I would love to see that thing in the Standard-Kernel....
> Wait for people to stop using the 8254 timer for timer ticks, and you can
> have it all to yourself -- the timer abuse is the main reason the driver
> was never suitable for inclusion.

Ah, if I recall correctly this technique uses a different timer channel
from the timer tick. What's the abuse?

> Actually, now that HZ is easier to vary, you can switch it to a power of 2
> and use the RTC for it, again leaving you the 8254 for your own nefarious
> purposes.

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