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Re: kernel 2.6.27 problems booting



On Sunday 16 November 2008 07:40:04 am Peter Reed wrote:
> On Saturday 15 November 2008 10:23:09 pm Waleed Harbi wrote:
> > -The High Precision Event Timer (HPET) hardware is the future replacement
> > -for the 8254 and Real Time Clock (RTC) periodic timer functionality.
> > -Each HPET can have up to 32 timers.  It is possible to configure the
> > -first two timers as legacy replacements for 8254 and RTC periodic
> > timers. -A specification done by Intel and Microsoft can be found at
> > -<http://www.intel.com/technology/architecture/hpetspec.htm>.
> >
> > http://www.linuxhq.com/kernel/v2.6/27-git8/Documentation/hpet.txt
> >
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HPET
>
> Thanks for the information, however the intel link is dead. The bugzilla,
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11418,  link does say something
> about the fact that it is a timer seems to be a problem specifically on amd
> processors, although it does not affect my desktop computer but only my
> laptop which is a newer generation of amd processor.  If you read the
> bugzilla entry it seems to be fixed in the 2.6.27-5 kernel, so a permanent
> solution is on the way.  Thanks again.
>
> Peter

Here is the link to the intel spec for any one interested:
http://www.intel.com/hardwaredesign/hpetspec_1.pdf

Peter


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