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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: enable hpet=force for AMD SB400
On Fri, 9 May 2008, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 9 May 2008 11:49:11 +0200
> Andreas Herrmann <> wrote:
> > x86: enable hpet=force for ATI SB400
> Sigh.
> > Add quirk to allow forced usage of HPET on ATI SB400.
> > I stumbled over machines where HPET is enabled but not reported
> > by BIOS.
> Is there no way in which we can probe for or identify this condition,
> rather than hoping that the user will find out about this boot option?

I'd love to have a sane solution for that, but looking at the rate of
HPET wreckage since we increased the usage of HPET I'm happy to have
this as an opt in thingy.



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