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Date:	Sat, 19 Jan 2008 07:36:36 +0100
From:	Willy Tarreau <>
To:	Jordan Crouse <>
Cc:	Arnd Hannemann <>,
	Andres Salomon <>,,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [GEODE] Geode GX/LX watchdog timer (was 2.6.24-rc8 hangs at mfgpt-timer)

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 06:06:24PM -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> I don't know how much of a hassle it would be for Andres to get a 2.6.24
> kernel running on the OLPC to make sure that this isn't a regression
> in the timer tick code (I suspect it isn't a regression, but you never
> know).  I also think that it would probably be in our best interest to
> default CONFIG_GEODE_MFGPT_TIMER to 'n' until we get this figured
> out.  Since most BIOSen don't have timers available, that shouldn't affect
> too many people.

Well, I've successfully used earlier version of this code with 2.6.22
on a PCEngines ALIX motherboard equipped with LX800/CS5536. It boots
on a TinyBIOS.

I will try 2.6.24 + this patch on these boards when I have some time.


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