Subject: Re: head stable?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/15/2006 22:33:38
"Steven M. Bellovin" <> writes:
> On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:03:18 -0400, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
>> Thanks for all the comments.
>> I should have said: I'm talking about my notebook, which is running
>> current from April.  I'm aware of netbsd-3, and run that (or netbsd-2
>> still) on a number of production machines.  My project at BBN will be
>> tracking current, so it's ok if this takes a bit of time but I'd
>> prefer to avoid real trouble.
> I think you should wait a week or two -- the timecounter stuff is still
> problematic, in my opinion, especially on laptops which have frequency
> changes because of line/battery transitions.  I just backed out a
> timecounter kernel because of that.

The problem there was the fix to make speedstep machines not use TSC
was broken. The fix has been fixed now, and I'm using a timecounter
kernel on nearly the same hardware that you have without incident at
the moment.