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From: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
To: "Michèl Alexandre Salim" <salimma1@yahoo.co.uk>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Clock drift on Transmeta Crusoe
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 22:33:57 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20010611223357.A959@bug.ucw.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20010611113604.4073.qmail@web3504.mail.yahoo.com>
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HI!

> Searching through the mailing list I could not find a
> reference to this problem, hence this post.
> 
> Having ran various kernel and distribution
> combinations (SGI's 2.4.2-xfs bundled with their Red
> Hat installer, 2.4-xfs-1.0 and 2.4 CVS trees, Linux
> Mandrake with default kernel 2.4.3, and lastly
> 2.4.5-ac9), compiled for generic i386 and/or Transmeta
> Crusoe with APM off or on, one thing sticks out : a
> clock drift of a few minutes per day.
> 
> This problem might not be noticeable for most users
> since notebooks are not normally left running that
> long, but it is rather serious. I can choose not to
> sync the software and hardware clock on shutdown and
> re-read the hardware clock every hour or so but it is
> rather kludgy.
> 
> Any suggestions and/or user experiences more than
> welcome.

Let me guess: vesafb?

If problem goes away when you stop using framebuffer (i.e. go X), then
it is known. 

You are lucky. My machine is able to loose 2 minutes from every 3
minutes.

try time cat /etc/termcap, and check it against stopwatch.
 								Pavel
-- 
I'm pavel@ucw.cz. "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
Panos Katsaloulis describing me w.r.t. patents at discuss@linmodems.org

  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-12  8:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-11 11:36 Michèl Alexandre Salim
2001-06-11 20:33 ` Pavel Machek [this message]
2001-06-12 16:32   ` Alan Cox
2001-06-12 21:00   ` Michèl Alexandre Salim
2001-06-12 22:10     ` Pavel Machek
2001-06-12 10:26 ` Jonathan Morton
2001-06-12 20:58   ` Michèl Alexandre Salim

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