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authorZachary Amsden <zach@vmware.com>2006-12-07 02:14:09 +0100
committerAndi Kleen <andi@basil.nowhere.org>2006-12-07 02:14:09 +0100
commit8542b200cbe5609edd7aae0c304c091a1c290452 (patch)
tree7b8a51fa34639c0e7a73a12c9cc2360b8c6d2efc /Documentation
parent8ecb8950695e907ed25acffec9e98c6806e311c8 (diff)
[PATCH] paravirt: Add option to allow skipping the timer check
Add a way to disable the timer IRQ routing check via a boot option. The VMI timer code uses this to avoid triggering the pester Mingo code, which probes for some very unusual and broken motherboard routings. It fires 100% of the time when using a paravirtual delay mechanism instead of using a realtime delay, since there is no elapsed real time, and the 4 timer IRQs have not yet been delivered. In addition, it is entirely possible, though improbable, that this bug could surface on real hardware which picks a particularly bad time to enter SMM mode, causing a long latency during one of the timer IRQs. While here, make check_timer be __init. Signed-off-by: Zachary Amsden <zach@vmware.com> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> [chrisw: use no_timer_check to bring inline with x86_64 as per Andi's request] Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 2e1898e4e8fd..4e90aa427aea 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -599,8 +599,6 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
hugepages= [HW,IA-32,IA-64] Maximal number of HugeTLB pages.
- noirqbalance [IA-32,SMP,KNL] Disable kernel irq balancing
i8042.direct [HW] Put keyboard port into non-translated mode
i8042.dumbkbd [HW] Pretend that controller can only read data from
keyboard and cannot control its state
@@ -1052,9 +1050,14 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
in certain environments such as networked servers or
real-time systems.
+ noirqbalance [IA-32,SMP,KNL] Disable kernel irq balancing
noirqdebug [IA-32] Disables the code which attempts to detect and
disable unhandled interrupt sources.
+ no_timer_check [IA-32,X86_64,APIC] Disables the code which tests for
+ broken timer IRQ sources.
noisapnp [ISAPNP] Disables ISA PnP code.
noinitrd [RAM] Tells the kernel not to load any configured