Kernel message "Losing too many ticks!"
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Losing too many ticks!
TSC cannot be used as a timesource.
Possible reasons for this are:
You're running with Speedstep,
You don't have DMA enabled for your hard disk (see hdparm),
Incorrect TSC synchronization on an SMP system (see dmesg).
In certain cases that doesn't help. If the system has HPET enabled the following may work:
Please note that specifying this parameter when HPET is not enabled will break them. So use this parameter with care.
In any case it is not recommended to use any of these parameters because they make the timing slow.
The kernel message can have different reasons. In this case the boot parameters are mainly a work around for unexpected BIOS behavior. It is also recommended to check if there is a newer BIOS version available.
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- Document ID:3398283
- Creation Date:05-FEB-07
- Modified Date:27-APR-12
- SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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