[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] gettimeofday() can go backwards

Attila Kinali kinali at gmx.net
Mon Dec 8 13:34:25 CET 2003

On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 12:33:40 +0100
Alex Beregszaszi <alex at fsn.hu> wrote:

> Hi,
> > I dont think this is really needed as this problem comes from
> > speedstep and thus should be handled at kernel level rather
> > than be workarounded in mplayer (see also the FAQ)
> Is there a FAQ entry about this in our DOCS? If not, it would be nice
> mentioning it.

For a very long time now:

I get very strange percentage values (way too big) while playing files on my notebook.
It's an effect of the power management / power saving system of your notebook
(BIOS, not kernel). Plug the external power connector in
<emphasis role="bold">before</emphasis> you power on your notebook. You can also
try whether <ulink url="http://www.brodo.de/cpufreq/">cpufreq</ulink>
(a SpeedStep interface for Linux) helps you.

			Attila Kinali

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