Re: [PATCH] [1/1] CPU-i386-Geode: Chipset access macros do not workas expected

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 11:01:33 EST

On Mon, 30 Apr 2007 15:09:58 +0200
Juergen Beisert <juergen127@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Juergen Beisert <juergen.beisert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Replace NSC/Cyrix specific chipset access macros by inlined functions.
> With the macros a line like this fails (and does nothing):
> setCx86(CX86_CCR2, getCx86(CX86_CCR2) | 0x88);
> With inlined functions this line will work as expected.
> Note about a side effect: Seems on Geode GX1 based systems the
> "suspend on halt power saving feature" was never enabled due to this
> wrong macro expansion. With inlined functions it will be enabled, but
> this will stop the TSC when the CPU runs into a HLT instruction.
> Kernel output something like this:
> Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -472746897 ns)
> Tested on a Geode GX1 system.
> Signed-off-by: Juergen Beisert <juergen.beisert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxx>
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