On Mon, Jan 25, 1999 at 11:17:24PM +0100, Harald Koerfgen wrote:
> One is to recompile all userland binaries with HZ=128, thus not beeing able
> to use, for example, the Cobaltmicro rpms. Not very good.
indead no good idea.
> The second one is to pretend to userland, the kernel is running at 100 Hz.
> The kernel itself is prepared for HZ != 100, otherwise it would not be
> working on Alphas. The culprit are functions where the jiffies or
> derivatives of that are exported to userland. I am working on this.
That's how Linus wants to handle the problem. This issue came up, when
someone requested for a readable HZ from user space.
> Fellow DECstation hackers, please do *not* use CONFIG_RTC. The RTC is the
> only possible source for periodic interrupts on the DECstations and the
> RTC driver likes to play around with that causing bad things to happen. We
> have to disable some features in drivers/char/rtc.c before it's safe to
> use it.
It's same the situation as on Alphas, just look what's done for them.
This device has completely bogus header. Compaq scores again :-|
It's a host bridge, but it should be called ghost bridge instead ;^)
[Martin `MJ' Mares on linux-kernel]