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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] new timeofday arch specific hooks (v. A3)
    On Sat, 2005-03-12 at 16:52 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
    > On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 17:25 -0800, john stultz wrote:
    > > All,
    > > This patch implements the minimal architecture specific hooks to enable
    > > the new time of day subsystem code for i386, x86-64, ia64, ppc32 and
    > > ppc64. It applies on top of my linux-2.6.11_timeofday-core_A3 patch and
    > > with this patch applied, you can test the new time of day subsystem.
    > >
    > > Basically it configs in the NEWTOD code and cuts alot of code out of the
    > > build via #ifdefs. I know, I know, #ifdefs' are ugly and bad, and the
    > > final patch will just remove the old code. For now this allows us to be
    > > flexible and easily switch between the two implementations with a single
    > > define.
    > >
    > > New in this version:
    > > o ppc32 arch code (by Darrick Wong. Many thanks to him for this code!)
    > > o ia64 arch code (by Max Asbock. Many thanks to him for this code!)
    > > o minor cleanups moving code between the arch and timesource patches
    > >
    > > Items still on the TODO list:
    > > o s390 arch port (hey Martin: nudge, nudge :)
    > > o arch specific vsyscall/fsyscall interface
    > > o other arch ports (volunteers wanted!)
    > I'm not what the impact will be with the vDSO implementation of
    > gettimeofday which relies on the bits in systemcfg (tb_to_xs etc...).

    Oh yea, the vDSO stuff slipped in after I last tested the ppc64 bits, so
    I wouldn't be surprised if that's broken. For now I'm just disabling the
    vsyscall/fsyscall/vDSO bits on the arches that support it until I get a
    generic interface setup that would allow it to be consistent with the
    new time infrastructure. Hopefully I'll have that done (I'm targeting
    x86-64 atleast) by the next release.


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