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SubjectRe: [PATCH] USER_HZ & NTP problems
On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 03:56:54PM -0700, george anzinger wrote:
> Horst von Brand wrote:
> >
> > Rolf Fokkens <fokkensr@fokkensr.vertis.nl> said:
> > > On Tuesday 10 September 2002 08:09, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> > > > Actually, the clock true frequency is 1193181.8 Hz, although most
> > > > manuals say 1.19318 MHz, which, because truncating more digits, also
> > > > correct. But 1193180 Hz isn't. If you're trying to count the time
> > > > correctly, you should better use 1193182 Hz if staying in integers.
> > >
> > > I copied the clock frequency from the kernel source, timex.h defines:
> > >
> > > #define CLOCK_TICK_RATE 1193180
> > >
> > > If what you're saying is correct, timex.h uses the wrong value as wel I guess.
> >
> > I'd be _really_ surprised if that number is within 1% (+-11932 or so)
> > correct, an error in the last digit (0.0001%) is surely lost.
> > --
> But it DOES explain why the ACPI pm timer at 3579545 is not
> exactly 3 * CLOCK_TICK_RATE. Inquiring minds want to know
> :)

Yeah. It's all based on NTSC dotclock from the old IBM PC.
(which is 4x ACPI clock and 12x PIT clock)

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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