Subject: Re: head stable?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/15/2006 22:33:38
"Steven M. Bellovin" <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:03:18 -0400, Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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