Re: Linux 2.2.18: /proc/apm slows system time (was: Linux 2.2.19pre3)

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Sun Dec 31 2000 - 05:34:23 EST

On Sat, 30 Dec 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> Looking at the one laptop with this problem I could acquire access to
> it seems that the box switches to SMM mode with interrupts disabled
> for several timer ticks. During this time the i2c bus is active and it
> appears to be having a slow polled conversation with the battery or
> something attached to the battery and monitoring it.
> Doing
> while { true } do cat /proc/apm done
> made the box visibly stall and jerk doing X operations

Ok, now, what can be done about the stall? I assume nothing serious.

Is there at least away we can recover the proper system time after these

Matthias Andree
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sun Dec 31 2000 - 21:00:15 EST