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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] cyclone-timer_A9
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    On Thu, 2002-08-08 at 06:18, Alan Cox wrote:
    > On Thu, 2002-08-08 at 03:15, john stultz wrote:
    > > Marcelo,
    > > This patch (which applies on top of my tsc-disable_B9 patch as well as
    > > James Cleverdon's summit patch), is a performance improvement for
    > > multi-CEC IBM x440 systems which suffer from drifting TSCs. Rather then
    > > forcing do_gettimeofday to call do_slow_gettimeoffset and access the PIT
    > > (as my tsc-disable patch does), passing "cyclone" as a boot option will
    > > make do_gettimeofday use a 100Mhz performance counter found in the
    > > Summit chipset.
    >
    > Why not probe for the summit chipset ?

    Yea, its on my list. Once Jame's patch settles down I plan to piggy back
    off that.

    Thanks!
    -john



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