Re: clocksource tsc unstable

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Tue Jul 10 2007 - 05:22:41 EST

On Jul 9 2007 22:54, Pawel Dziepak wrote:

> As far as i know Pentium M processors have dynamically changed clock
> speed (ofc to save power). That's why kernel notice that TSC is
> unstable (it is indeed). On my Athlon 64 I have similar situation,
> because CPU frequency is dynamically changed.
> I don't think that there is an easy way to fix it (it is not even a
> bug), time-stamp counter is not perfect...

Also see

The TSC is supposed to tick at the CPU rate (unless it's a constant_tsc,
see /proc/cpuinfo flags:), so on frequency change, this ought to happen.
The kernel will automatically switch to something else. There's acpi_pm
and, IIRC, pit.

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