Re: 2.5.73-mm2 - odd audio problem, bad intel8x0/ac97 clocking.

john stultz (
30 Jun 2003 17:25:48 -0700

On Sat, 2003-06-28 at 14:31, wrote:
> 2.5.73-mm1 is fine.
> This is *not* the "clock runs really really fas"t issue - I left -mm2 running overnight and
> in some 8 hours the system clock only drifted a few seconds versus wall clock (and it's
> possible it was off a few seconds when it booted, as it didn't get an NTP sync at boot).
> Audio plays "too fast" - a 4 minute .ogg goes through in about 3:40, sounding a bit
> high-pitched in the process.

> Any ideas?

Hrmmm. Are you seeing something like:

Loosing too many ticks!
TSC cannot be used as a timesource. (Are you running with SpeedStep?)
Falling back to a sane timesource.

in your dmesg?

I just realized that in clock_fallback() from my lost-tick-speedstep-fix
we don't re-calibrate loops_per_jiffies. The conversion from cycles to
loops should be pretty close, but that might need some additional work.


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