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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386: trust the PM-Timer calibration of the local APIC timer
On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 01:04:56 +0100 Thomas Gleixner <> wrote:

> When PM-Timer is available for local APIC timer calibration we can skip
> the verification of the calibrated time value. The resulting error is
> quite small on a bunch of evaluated platforms and is less harming than
> the observed false positives.
> We need to keep the verification on systems, which have no PM-Timer to
> avoid bogus local APIC timer calibrations in the range of factor 2-10,
> which can be observed when swicthing off the PM-timer support in the
> kernel configuration.
> The wrong calibration values are probably caused by SMM code trying to
> emulate a PS/2 keyboard from a (maybe connected or not) USB keyboard.
> This prohibits the accurate delivery of PIT interrupts, which are used
> to calibrate the local APIC timer. Unfortunately we have no way to
> disable this BIOS misfeature in the early boot process.
> Add also the dropped cpu_relax() back to the wait loops.

Is this a for-2.6.21 thing?
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