Subject: Re: IDT Winchip C6 - broken TSC, slow system clock
To: cpctc <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/23/2001 00:27:25
On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 10:07:57PM -0400, cpctc wrote:

 > I've searched for info on this; freebsd allows the following command:
 > sysctrl -w kern.timecounter.hardware=i8254
 > .. which should ignore the broken TSC register and use the i8254 chip for
 > keeping time.
 > I haven't found a way to do this in netbsd, however the kernel already knows
 > the TSC feature is no good, so why am I having this problem?

NetBSD doesn't use the TSC for keeping time, it only uses the 8254 timer.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>