[CentOS-virt] tick divider bugs

Sat May 3 14:31:50 UTC 2008
Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com>

Akemi Yagi wrote on Sat, 3 May 2008 06:06:31 -0700:

> I
> tried it but it seems to have the same problem as before - when used
> with clocksource=pit, it hangs on bootup.

For the record, this can also happen in other situations with VMWare. For 
instance, I have seen that happen with a Suse 9.0 guest on VMWare Server 
that is running on Win2k3. I was trying clocksource=pit because the clock 
was jumping ahead of time like nothing. I figured that it is actually a 
problem with the Suse kernel not liking that specific option (it didn't 
hang with other clock options). I fixed the time problem by binding the 
virtual machine to one CPU core. I didn't even have to shut off the power 
saving features of the CPU.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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