alternate system clock has died
netch at iv.nn.kiev.ua
Mon Jun 30 13:56:33 PDT 2003
Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 13:52:08, stijn (Stijn Hoop) wrote about "alternate system clock has died":
SH> I'm getting the message in the subject when I run systat -vm on a lightly
SH> loaded server. Top shows interesting CPU usage %:
SH> CPU states: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.0% interrupt, 0.0% idle
# Notes on APM
# The flags takes the following meaning for apm0:
# 0x0020 Statclock is broken.
# If apm is omitted, some systems require sysctl -w kern.timecounter.method=1
# for correct timekeeping.
This is possibly the first thing should be done seeing dead statclock.
It was actual for SMP motherboards based on 440BX and similar chipsets.
> Could this have to do
> with the battery-backed CMOS clock?
Yes, statclock is RTC interrupts, but even if battery is dead, interrupts
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