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SubjectRe: Losing too many ticks! TSC cannot be used as time sourc
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On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 14:10, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> On 19 Nov 03 at 14:37, john stultz wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 03:21, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > today morning my kernel (2.6.0-test9-something) said that
> > > TSC became unusable. There are no other messages around this
> > > time in the log. It could be thermal throttling, but it should
> > > print some message when X86_MCE_P4THERMAL is enabled, yes?
> > > It happened after 17hrs 56min of uptime. System never produced
> > > this message before.
> >
> > Hmmm. Interesting. You haven't seen it before and you've been running
> > 2.6.0-testX for awhile?
>
> I do not know when this monitoring entered kernel, but system is running
> 2.6.0-testX kernels since July 22, when it booted 2.6.0-test1-c1534...

Alrighty. If it happens again let me know. The fallback code may need to
be tweaked if folks start tripping this too easily.


> > Well, the TSC didn't stop working, we just stopped using it as a time
> > source. Things should work fine using just the PIT, although I'd be
> > interested to hear if ntpd finally settled down after the change. If it
> > cannot stay synced it may be an issue w/ your system's PIT.
>
> It did not produce any message since 9:54 (>14 hrs ago). Only difference
> is that in the past /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift listed value 4.496 to 4.967
> (looking at all values I have logged in /var/log/syslog), but now
> it says 45.662. But what I can expect from PIT...

Ok, that all looks fine. I just wanted to be sure your PIT wasn't
continually acting up.

thanks
-john

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