timer: Handle decrements of PIT counter

There's a fallback to PIT if TSC is not present but it doesn't work
properly. It prevents boot from floppy on isapc and 486 cpu [1][2].

SeaBIOS configures PIT in Mode 2. PIT counter is decremented in the mode
but timer_adjust_bits() thinks that the counter overflows and increases
32-bit tick counter on each detected "overflow". Invalid overflow
detection results in 55ms time advance (1 / 18.2Hz) on each read from
PIT counter. So all timers expire much faster and 5-second floppy
timeout expires in 83 real microseconds (or just a bit longer).

It can be fixed by making the counter recieved from PIT an increasing
value so it can be passed to timer_adjust_bits():
0, 1, 2 and up to 65535 and then the counter is re-loaded with 0.

1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/seabios/+bug/1840719
2. https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2019-08/msg03924.html

Fixes: eac11944019 ("Unify pmtimer_read() and pittimer_read() code.")
Reported-by: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <philmd@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Roman Bolshakov <r.bolshakov@yadro.com>
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