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Re: Question : grub commands

On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 09:22:43AM +0200, Koen Vermeer wrote:
> /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.17/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt says:
>         disable_timer_pin_1 [i386,x86-64]
>                         Disable PIN 1 of APIC timer
>                         Can be useful to work around chipset bugs.

Hmm, that isn't what I thought it meant.  I must have misread something

> /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.17/Documentation/x86-64/boot-options.txt says:
>    noapictimer   Don't set up the APIC timer
> Based on that, I'd say that 'noapictimer' just doesn't use that timer,
> while disable_timer_pin_1 provides a workaround for the problem. I guess
> I'd use the latter if it works.

Sounds reasonable to me.

Len Sorensen

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