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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] x86: hpet: Don't default CONFIG_HPET_TIMER to be y for X86_64
On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 09:11:17AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Clemens Ladisch <clemens@ladisch.de> wrote:
>
> > Feng Tang wrote:
> > > On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 08:17:16AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > >> * Feng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com> wrote:
> > >> - or the kernel should have a quirk to reliably disable it. Why
> > >> should we crash or misbehave if a driver is built into the
> > >> kernel?
> > >
> > > I thought about this before, HPET doesn't have PCI ID like stuff,
> >
> > HPET does have the PCI vendor ID in the first register.
> >
> > > only thing I can think of to identify them may be the CPU family/ID.
> >
> > The HPET is implemented by some actual chip, and that chip also has lots
> > of PCI devices. (In the case of a SoC, the CPU ID would work, too).
>
> Correct. See arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c, which has a large number of HPET
> quirks keyed off chipset PCI IDs:
>
> DECLARE_PCI_FIXUP_HEADER(PCI_VENDOR_ID_INTEL, PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_ESB2_0,
> ich_force_enable_hpet);
> DECLARE_PCI_FIXUP_HEADER(PCI_VENDOR_ID_INTEL, PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_ICH6_0,
> ich_force_enable_hpet);
> DECLARE_PCI_FIXUP_HEADER(PCI_VENDOR_ID_INTEL, PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_ICH6_1,
> ich_force_enable_hpet);
> [...]

Got it, thanks Ingo and Clemens for the pointer. Will try to figure it out.

- Feng


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