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Old 10-30-2005, 01:16 AM   #1
alma
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system clock


During bootup Suse 9.2 there is a message similar to this:
>Warning: many lost ticks
>Your time source is unstable or drivers are hogging interrupts..

The system clock is very fast and readjusts the hardware clock too.
What's going on?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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There are a few similar reports (with suggested fixes) on LQ, esp for Athlon64 systems, e.g.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=355084
 
Old 10-30-2005, 03:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the useful link!

I'm having the same problem on an AMD turion laptop: The clock is always messed up and the keystroke repetition is way too fast.
The "no_timer_check=0" addition didn't solve it but the "acpi=noirq noapic" seems to have done the trick. Also it looks like a former error message: APIC error on CPU0: 00(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
has disappeared from the boot sequence.
It's all good but I'm wondering what this all means? As far as I know APIC is some advanced interrupt control thing. Did this mean that with this parameter APIC is disabled? Have I lost some ACPI or APIC features?


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There are a few similar reports (with suggested fixes) on LQ, esp for Athlon64 systems, e.g.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=355084

Last edited by alma; 10-31-2005 at 12:08 AM.
 
  


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