Extreme swapping / new location of Paul's kernels [was Re: Kernel debugging??]

Benjamin Herrenschmidt bh40 at calva.net
Fri Nov 19 21:25:22 EST 1999

On Fri, Nov 19, 1999, Martin Costabel <costabel at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

>   kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 133.12 BogoMIPS 
>Booting with BootX-1.2b2, I get with the same kernels
>   kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 11.39 BogoMIPS
>This is repeatable, but for me quite incomprehensible.

Ouch. Could this be a problem with VIA-based calibration in the kernel ?

Paul ? Any clue ? I don't see what in BootX could cause this to happen,
probably MacOS playing tricks with the VIA behind my back... I just
looked at the calibration code, and it looks ok, except if interrupts are
enabled during the calibration (Actually, I don't know if MSR-EE is
enabled at this point, I should really add code to BootX that masks all
interrupts in the controller before launching the kernel anyway).

If I remember correctly, Martin, your machine has a 603. There is a
possibility that, for some reason, MacOS changes the PLL settings in HID1
(but I don't really see why this would happen with BootX 1.2x and not
with previous versions).

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