Re: AMD64: timer is running twice as fast as it should (again??)

From: Mark Nipper
Date: Mon Dec 20 2004 - 16:11:47 EST

On 20 Dec 2004, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> with 2.6 kernels, the timer on AMD64 runs exactly twice as fast as
> expected. E.g. 'sleep 10' returns after 5 seconds external time.
> This behavior was seen with Fedora Core 3 kernel 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 and
> 2.6.10-rc3-bk13 (both x86_64 mode).
> System information can be found at

Seem like something specific to Fedora or the bk branch
then because I'm running 2.6.10-rc3 under x86_64 and it sleeps as
long as it should.

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---begin random quote of the moment---
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

-- Robert Frost, _New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace
Notes_, 1923
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