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SubjectRe: [patch 00/46] High resolution timer / dynamic tick update
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On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 10:51 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> please read what i wrote: in the first section above i am talking about
> Thomas' -hrt tree and its track record. Thomas' tree is more than a year
> old and has an excellent track record. In the last sentence i was
> talking about this latest iteration of his -hrt tree, which i released
> as part of -rt yesterday. (but which i have tested internally longer
> than that, prior release.)
>
> > Since this new release has a fair amount of new code it's not totally
> > fair to says "it's been in -rt for a while".
>
> Thomas' -hrt tree has been in -rt for over a year.

Ok. The history is well known to me.

> > If stability is a question, -rt10 does currently compile for my test
> > config, due to this new HRT introduction. [...]
>
> isnt your test config ARM? If it's x86 or x86_64 then please send me a
> bugreport about it. rt10 wont compile on non-i686 and non-x86_64 because
> their clockevents drivers have not been updated yet (but should be
> trivial). In any case, this is an -rt internal matter that has no
> relevance on the -mm submission, i'm not sure why you are bringing it
> up.

No, the test config I was talking about is SMP i386 (which is what I
usually use). All tho I've sent you ARM and PowerPC code in the past.

> > My queue has always been 90% clean up, some of that is moving code
> > around. [...]
>
> in the -rt tree i'm tracking the high-res code that has been started by
> Thomas in mid-2005. In the past 1.5 years, 90%+ of the bugfixes to
> high-res timers issues in -rt came from Thomas and this has been about
> the 10th major iteration to his codebase. If you have cleanups to his
> code then please work with Thomas to get your changes into his tree.

My code is for clocksouces/timekeeping which has been unrelated to HRT
up until recently. In my original email I suggested that the two tree's
be merged ,or placed on top of each other, which I still think is a good
idea.

Daniel

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