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SubjectRe: [discuss] Re: [PATCH] x86-64: Fix bad assumption that dualcore cpus have synced TSCs
On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 12:42:16PM -0700, john stultz wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 21:31 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 12:16:43PM -0700, john stultz wrote:
> > > This patch should resolve the issue seen in bugme bug #5105, where it
> > > is assumed that dualcore x86_64 systems have synced TSCs. This is not
> > > the case, and alternate timesources should be used instead.
> >
> >
> > I asked AMD some time ago and they told me it was synchronized.
> > The TSC on K8 is C state invariant, but not P state invariant,
> > but P states always happen synchronized on dual cores.
> >
> > So I'm not quite convinced of your explanation yet.
>
> Would a litter userspace test checking the TSC synchronization maybe
> shed additional light on the issue?

Sure you can try it.

-Andi
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