Re: Dual Xeon Time skips with 2.6

From: Robert Hancock
Date: Tue Oct 11 2005 - 19:15:19 EST

Bill Davidsen wrote:
This sounds familiar, although much larger than what I see, is it possible for an Intel dual core CPU to do this as well? I sometimes see very unintuitive timestamps on network stuff.

As far as I know that shouldn't happen.. though people thought the same thing with AMD dual core CPUs and it turns out the TSCs can apparently drift, I believe this was recently changed.

Can you verify whether or not this sort of time skew is actually happening?

Robert Hancock Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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