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Re: more issues with root fs.

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Subject: Re: more issues with root fs.
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 00:54:59 +0100
In-reply-to: <XFMail.990125231724.Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>; from Harald Koerfgen on Mon, Jan 25, 1999 at 11:17:24PM +0100
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.990124204614.19805B-100000@apt4g.a3nyc.com> <XFMail.990125231724.Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
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.

Thomas.

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