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SubjectRe: HZ, preferably as small as possible
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Russell King writes:
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 02:56:14AM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

>> Unfortunately, the hack must remain for another 4 years or so.
>> Maybe that's not so bad though. I prefer it over this:
>>
>> #ifdef __386__
>> #define HZ 100
>> #endif
>> #ifdef __IA64__
>> #define HZ 1024
>> #endif
>> #ifdef __ARM__
>> #define HZ 128 // if they settle on this
>
> Ehh? It's been 100 on the majority of ARM. If it's different in libproc,
> the libproc is broken.

It's not a different value in libproc. There's autodetection.
I can't just support "the majority of ARM", and people keep
giving me shit about HZ supposedly being a per-arch constant.
(not that there's a sane way to get a per-arch constant from
user code anyway)

> One (broken) machine type decided it would be a
> good idea to change it to 1000. Since no one has paid any attention
> to this machine for some time, it's support code will get dropped if
> they don't fix it before 2.6.

You have 64, 128, and 1000. See for yourself.

arch-cl7500/param.h #define HZ 100
arch-epxa10db/param.h #define HZ 100
arch-integrator/param.h #define HZ 100
arch-l7200/param.h #define HZ 128
arch-shark/param.h #define HZ 64
arch-tbox/param.h #define HZ 1000

I need to support all of that with one binary.
So I'm stuck with:

case 9 ... 11 : Hertz = 10; break; /* S/390 (sometimes) */
case 18 ... 22 : Hertz = 20; break; /* user-mode Linux */
case 30 ... 34 : Hertz = 32; break; /* ia64 emulator */
case 48 ... 52 : Hertz = 50; break;
case 58 ... 62 : Hertz = 60; break;
case 63 ... 65 : Hertz = 64; break; /* StrongARM /Shark */
case 95 ... 105 : Hertz = 100; break; /* normal Linux */
case 124 ... 132 : Hertz = 128; break; /* MIPS, ARM */
case 195 ... 204 : Hertz = 200; break; /* normal << 1 */
case 253 ... 260 : Hertz = 256; break;
case 393 ... 408 : Hertz = 400; break; /* normal << 2 */
case 790 ... 808 : Hertz = 800; break; /* normal << 3 */
case 990 ... 1010 : Hertz = 1000; break; /* ARM */
case 1015 ... 1035 : Hertz = 1024; break; /* Alpha, ia64 */
case 1180 ... 1220 : Hertz = 1200; break; /* Alpha */
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