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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] New PC-Speaker driver
On Thursday 15 August 2002 01:14, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> 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.

Never mind, I realize it's the speeded up timer that's at issue. Still, I
don't see what the problem is, just step it down to a suitable timer tick
speed, and it doesn't have to be an even division either.

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