On Mon, 2001-11-12 at 17:05, Jeronimo Pellegrini wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 03:48:24PM +0100, Andrzej Krzysztofowicz wrote:
> > > The following patch (introduced by Vojtech Pavlik some time ago) was
> > > removed somewhere between 2.4.14 and 2.4.15-pre3.
> > > Without it, the timer counter is reset to a wrong value and
> > > gettimeofday() starts to return strange values
> > >=20
> > > Nothing aboutit is mentioned in the changelog, so I suppose it wasn't
> > > supposed to be removed?
> > Maybe, it happens because somebody forgot to comment why this code is
> > necessary here ?
> > Just a guess...
> Then perhaps this would be a good idea?
I have seen IBM machines (Netfinity 6000R) where this code got triggered
even though they didn't have VIA chipsets/timers. Seems to have caused
some problems there and I removed the code (in the custom kernel running
on those machines).
Nils Philippsen / Berliner Stra=DFe 39 / D-71229 Leonberg //
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org /
Ever noticed that common sense isn't really all that common?
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