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SubjectRe: sched_clock() uses are broken
On Tue, 2 May 2006, Andi Kleen wrote:

> On Tuesday 02 May 2006 18:50, Russell King wrote:
>
> > You're right assuming you have a 64-bit TSC, but ARM has at best a
> > 32-bit cycle counter which rolls over about every 179 seconds - with
> > gives a range of values from sched_clock from 0 to 178956970625 or
> > 0x29AAAAAA81.
> >
> > That's rather more of a problem than having it happen every 208 days.
>
> Ok but you know it's always 32bit right? You can fix it up then
> with your proposal of a sched_diff()
>
> The problem would be fixing it up with a unknown number of bits.

Just shift it left so you know you always have the most significant bits
valid. The sched_diff() would take care of scaling it back to nanosecs.


Nicolas
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