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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64: Display HPET timer option
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    On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 21:43 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 12:30:03PM -0800, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
    > > On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > >
    > > > On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > Currently the HPET timer option isn't visible in menuconfig.
    > > >
    > > > Do you want it to?
    > > >
    > > > Why would you ever compile it out?
    > >
    > > For timer testing purposes i sometimes would like not to use the HPET.
    > > Would a runtime switch be preferred?
    >
    > nohpet already exists.
    >

    And luckily it does cause without "nohpet" i can't boot my shuttle
    ST20G5, the NMI watchdog kills it because ti hangs when initializing the
    hpet. If the nmi watchdog is off it just hangs for ever.

    - Erwin



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