Re: time drift and fb comsole activity

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 19:01:01 EST

> We have the same trouble on PPC but we make sure to re-sync on each
> interrupt. We can see several lost timer interrupts after a ^L in emacs
> running on the fb console. The resync lets us catch up on those interrupts
> (and not lose time) but we still spend a lot of time not servicing
> interrupts.
> Does x86 not resync on timer interrupts?

The fbdev console problem is too horrible to pretend to solve by resyncing
on timer interrupts. At least for the x86 the fix is to sort out the fb
locking properly

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