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SubjectRe: [parisc-linux] Re: [PATCH] Fix the cpumask rewrite
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On Sad, 2004-06-26 at 23:48, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> "jiffies" is one of the few things that I accept as volatile, since it's
> basically read-only and accessed directly and has no internal structure
> (ie it's a single word).

For most uses jiffies should die. If drivers could not access jiffies
except by a (possibly trivial) helper then it would be a huge step
closer to being able to run embedded linux without a continually running
timer.


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