Re: Cyrix 6x86

John Alvord (
Thu, 21 May 1998 11:09:05 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 21 May 1998, Jirka Hanika wrote:

> Let's leave this choice to the Cyrix user. The CPU reports "have TSC",
> well, be it so, unless a kernel option says "suspend-on-halt".
> The tiny Cyrix specific code to 1) clear the TSC capability flag 2) turn
> on suspend-on-halt could probably go into the initialization section, so
> that even AMD and Intel users wouldn't complain. The only choice we
> *should* make is what the default for a user who doesn't care should be.

Couldn't this condition be detected dynamically by setting a timer
interrupt, doing a halt, and then inspecting the TSC before and after?

john alvord

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