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SubjectRe: tsc: Fast TSC calibration failed with AMD B350M/Ryzen 3 2200G
Paul,

On Mon, 7 Jan 2019, Paul Menzel wrote:
> On 01/07/19 16:24, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> >> Linux 4.19.13 from Debian Sid/unstable logs the message below on the board MSI
> >> MS-7A37/B350M MORTAR with the processor AMD Ryzen 3 2200G.
> >>
> >> As a result, the early time stamps do not seem to be working.
> >
> >>> [ 0.000000] DMI: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. MS-7A37/B350M MORTAR (MS-7A37), BIOS 1.I0 11/06/2018
> >>> [ 0.000000] tsc: Fast TSC calibration failed
> >
> > And the further boot log says:
> >
> > [ 0.036000] tsc: Unable to calibrate against PIT
> > [ 0.036000] tsc: using HPET reference calibration
> > [ 0.036000] tsc: Detected 3500.117 MHz processor
> >
> > So the quick calibration in early boot fails because the PIT seems not to
> > do what the kernel expects. Nothing we can cure :(
>
> I see. Can AMD confirm that this is the expected behavior? If yes, should
> the fast TSC calibration be skipped on these devices?

It should work and we really don't want to add cpu family/model based
decisions whether we invoke something or not. Those tables are stale before
they hit mainline.

Thanks,

tglx

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