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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.1 013/219] x86/tsc: Use CPUID.0x16 to calculate missing crystal frequency
On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:56:59AM +0800, Daniel Drake wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 9:38 PM Sasha Levin <> wrote:
>> From: Daniel Drake <>
>> [ Upstream commit 604dc9170f2435d27da5039a3efd757dceadc684 ]
>In my opinion this is not stable kernel material.
>It alone does not solve a particular bug. It's part of a larger effort
>to decrease usage of the 8254 PIT on modern platforms, which solves a
>real problem (see "x86: skip PIT initialization on modern chipsets"),
>but I'd conservatively recommend just leaving these patches out of the
>stable tree. The problem has existed for a while without a
>particularly wide impact, and there is a somewhat documented
>workaround of changing BIOS settings.

I've dropped it, thanks!


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