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SubjectRe: [patch 4/9] Remove the TSC synchronization on SMP machines
On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 12:14:23PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Thursday 01 February 2007 10:59, wrote:
> > TSC is either synchronized by design or not reliable
> > to be used for anything, let alone timekeeping.
> In my tree this is already done better by a patch from Ingo.
> Check if they look synchronized and don't use TSC if they are not.

The whole purpose of this patchset is to make use of TSC even if
it's not synchronized.

Synchronizing it will not make anything better in any way -- the
implementation just does not care whether TSCs are synchronized.
That's why I think the synchronization code is not needed.

Jiri Bohac <>

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