[K12OSN] Re: time stopped

Lee Harr missive at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 16 01:35:05 UTC 2005

>>Feb 14 16:20:22 loftern kernel: Losing too many ticks!
>>Feb 14 16:20:22 loftern kernel: TSC cannot be used as a timesource.

>The usual culprit in this kind of problem is something that keeps the
>CPU occupied for long periods of time, keeping it from servicing timer
>interrupts. As the messages suggest, Speedstep, HD not using DMA, or
>improper SMP setup are possible causes.
>Other possible causes are hardware problems (i.e. stuck interrupt on
>some PCI card). Anything else seem broken on the machine? Any recent
>configuration changes? Have you tried rebooting to see if that clears it

I rebooted a couple of times with no change.

I shut off the power and booted up again, and now time
is moving normally again.

Thanks for your help.

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