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    SubjectRe: [patch 00/46] High resolution timer / dynamic tick update
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    On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 22:00 +0000, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
    > - Provide a generic way to verify clocksources. TSC needs
    > verification due to broken hardware and BIOS implementations. The
    > previous attempt to allow TSC usage for high resolution and/or
    > dynamic ticks only in combination with the PM-Timer made hardwired
    > assumptions, which are ugly to maintain. The new verification code
    > solves this by chosing the best available clocksource for
    > verification and handles the usability check for highres / dynamic
    > ticks. This makes TSC code agnostic of other hardware available in
    > the system.


    There appears to be some fairly clear duplication between my clocksource
    tree and this release of high resolution timers. Not to mention that we
    both submitted our tree's to Andrew within days .

    To lessen Andrews burden it would be wise to integrate the two trees
    prior to anything going into -mm .. It makes sense to eliminate this
    kind of duplication since it just results in wasted effort. With the
    benefit that the merge would likely result in a stronger patch set over
    all.

    Daniel

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