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SubjectRe: [patch 2/9] Remove the support for the VXTIME_PMTMR timer mode
On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 12:13:31PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Thursday 01 February 2007 10:59, jbohac@suse.cz wrote:
> > VXTIME_PMTMR will be replaced by a more generic "Master Timer"
>
> This means we have no fallback if something goes wrong with the Master timer?
>
> A little risky.

No, either HPET or PM Timer will become the Master Timer (elected
on boot). Master timer is just an abstraction of these, so the
rest of the timekeeping code needn't care which hardware timer is
being used. That's why the VXTIME_PMTMR mode is not needed.

--
Jiri Bohac <jbohac@suse.cz>
SUSE Labs, SUSE CZ

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