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Date:	Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:19:36 +0100
From:	Paul Bolle <pebolle@...cali.nl>
To:	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc:	Jerome Oufella <jerome.oufella@...oirfairelinux.com>,
	Julian Wollrath <jwollrath@....de>, x86@...nel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RESEND] Fast TSC calibration fails with v3.14-rc1 and later

Thomas Gleixner schreef op ma 10-03-2014 om 19:57 [+0100]:
> On Mon, 10 Mar 2014, Paul Bolle wrote:
> > 
> > Or is there a way to handle the "SMI nonsense" (whatever that may be)?
> 
> No, there is none. That's "value add" from the BIOS/board manufacturer
> which utilizes the System Management Interrupt and steals CPU time
> from the OS.

So could you please consider downgrading this message?

Yes, this will make regressions less visible, although I'm unsure we're
actually seeing a regression here. But I think that this is better than
scaring people about a situation they can't easily do something about,
if at all. Especially since fast TSC calibration failures, apparently,
can be worked around.


Paul Bolle

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