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SubjectRe: [PATCH] simplify update_times (avoid jiffies/jiffies_64 aliasing problem)
>>>>> On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 19:04:08 -0800, Andrew Morton <> said:
akpm> John, that timer stuff is so fundamental and hits on code which
akpm> has historically been so fragile that I'm not sure it's even
akpm> 2.6.17 material. In which case we should sneak patches like the
akpm> above underneath it all.

akpm> Or we decide to take your work into 2.6.17, in which case the
akpm> above needs to be redone for that context.

I think most important part is update_times() cleanup (to avoid
jiffies/wall_jiffies mismatch) and it (and x86_64 part) seems not
conflict with john's work for now.

akpm> I'm not sure how to resolve this, really. Worried. Have you
akpm> socialised those changes with architecture maintainers? If so,
akpm> what was the feedback?

I and Ralf talked a bit about the jiffies issue. Making an union
containing jiffies and jiffies_64 looks good to avoid such an
optimization problem, but it would affect so many existing codes.

Atsushi Nemoto
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