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Old 08-20-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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how to set parameter at the boot command line?

I am following an instruction on the Internet to set up a timer=1.

"You can force use of the timer interrupt by using the timer=1 module arameter (or oprofile.timer=1 on the boot command line"

When I type "modprobe oprofile timer=1" at the command line,
I got a warning message saying that "Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf"

So i want to try other way by setting it at the boot command line. However, I have no idea what it mean. Can someone help?

I am using Fedora 13. vmare image
Old 08-20-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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Ok, since you didn't specify any details of what you're trying to do exactly in your original post - I did some googling and assume you're trying to install ?

From your error message - it looks like you have some options in /etc/modprobe.conf that conflict with the version that you're trying to install.

The best advice I could give would be to update both and try again, as what you're doing should work.

Reading from:

It states that if it's built into the kernel you can specify it at boot time, so you could try a kernel rebuild also (maybe the long way around though.)

Hope this helps.
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Why are you doing this at all ?.
If the hardware has perf counters, they'll be used, else it'll fall back to timer (interrupt) mode.

Nothing to do.


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