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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.6][5/5]Support for HPET based timer
Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 12:20:22PM -0700, Pallipadi, Venkatesh wrote:
> > 5/5 - hpet5.patch - This can be a standalone patch. Without this
> > patch we loose interrupt generation capability
> > of RTC (/dev/rtc), due to HPET. With this patch
> > we basically try to emulate RTC interrupt
> > functions in software using HPET counter 1.
> >
> This is very wrong IMO. We shouldn't try to emulate the RTC interrupt
> for the kernel, instead the HPET should use native APIC interrupt
> routing.

Even on those machines where APIC interrupts are not usable?
(E.g. due to interactions with the SMM BIOS).

-- Jamie
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