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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
it).

Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> wrote:
>
> Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> writes:
>
> > Chuck Ebbert <76306.1226@compuserve.com> 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
Subject:

> 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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