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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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