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    SubjectRe: [2.6.12] x86-64 IO-APIC + timer doesn't work II + PATCH

    On Sunday 19 Jun 2005 00:52, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > It's a bit of a shot into the dark, but could you test if the following
    > patch helps? The A64 is quite aggressive in reordering instructions and it
    > might be breaking __delay() and cause it to return early.

    Firstly, I apologise in the delay getting back to you.

    I tried the patch, but the machine still hung in the same way with the options
    apic apic=verbose (I don't know if the first "apic" is required, or whether
    this is an invalid combination of parameters, but it hung in the same way).

    > If not I would check what a failing case and a working case output for
    > Calibrating delay loop... 3940.35 BogoMIPS (lpj=1970176)
    > Does the failing kernel output something different here?

    I'll get back to you about this, but see my other email (a successfully booted
    apic=debug machine). Thanks for investigating this.


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