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SubjectRe: patch for timer.c - two dmesgs
Hi,

On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Uwe Bugla wrote:

> Then the boot process does not take any break at all (like in kernel 2.6.18-rc1 and in kernels 2.6.17-mm*), but simply stops completely.
> About 7 message lines are missing before X starts for presenting the graphical login prompt (proftpd, xprint etc.).
> Perhaps two dmesgs help: one for a functionable 2.6.17.4 kernel (dmesg17), another for the kernel in question (dmesg18).

A lot has changed since then...
Did you try using SysRq+P or Alt+ScrollLock? (A SysRq+T might be useful
too).

> Simply my intuition tells me that a system timer performs very different
> on two very different machines with two very different CPU frequencies
> and two very different main processors.

No offense, it's no intuition, but a shot in the dark.
If you at least tried a few more kernels (at least 2.6.18-mm1 and
2.6.18-mm2), it would be a much better indication whether it's the timer
patch.

bye, Roman
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