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SubjectRe: [patch] i386: port ATI timer fix from x86_64 to i386

(Cc: fixed. Please send me a copy of your MUA so I can ritually disembowel

Andi Kleen <> wrote:
> Andrew Morton <> writes:
> > Chuck Ebbert <> wrote:
> > >
> > > This fixes the "timer runs too fast" bug on ATI chipsets (bugzilla #3927).
> >
> > Wonderful, thanks. What's the relationship (if any) between this and the
> > recently-merged x86_64 fix?
> He just ported the x86-64 change over without any original authorship
> attribution :/

Yup. And he proved that I am incapable of understanding a simple email

> And some less functionality (only works for ACPI now) and some totally
> unrelated Documentation cleanup and a few random printk changes.
> The ACPI only thing is probably mostly ok because the timing won't work
> at least on the dual cores without ACPI anyways because PMtimer is needed.
> On single cores it would be useful even without ACPI
> (for that earlyquirk.c just would need to be moved up to run independently
> of ACPI)
> Still it's probably a good idea for 2.6.16.

Well.. the patch had a flagrant won't-compile if CONFIG_X86_IO_APIC=y, so
I'd consider it a bit green.

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