Re: AMD X2 unsynced TSC fix?
Date: Sat Oct 28 2006 - 02:49:59 EST
On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 11:46:15PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 23:35:24 -0700
> thockin@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 09:06:12PM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > >
> > > > So far, has I can understand. Seems to me that my computer which have a
> > > > Pentium D (Dual Core) on VIA chipset, also have unsynchronized TSC and
> > > > with the patch of hrtimers on
> > >
> > > Intel systems (except for some large highend systems) have synchronized TSCs.
> > Does Intel guarantee that, or is that just what we happen to see, so far.
> Matthias has a Xeon machine on which the TSCs are unsynced, and which are
> unsyncable - write_tsc() just doesn't do anything. See thread at
Nothing at all, or just the the low few bits are writeable? I had heard,
but never seen that some Intel CPUs only allowed 16 bits of writable bits
in the TSC MSR. I also heard of, but never saw, CPUs that cleared the TSC
to 0 on a write!
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