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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/5] x86_64: enable clockevents and dynticks
* Ingo Molnar (mingo@elte.hu) wrote:
> * Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org> wrote:
> > This series converts x86_64 timers to clockevents drivers and then
> > enables dynticks. There's some minor cleanups along the way. The
> > lapic broadcast mechanism is untested, I'm sure it still needs work,
> > there's still some cruft in lapic_setup_timer.
> >
> > This is just for comments at this point, now that it's working on my
> > test box in both NO_HZ=n and NO_HZ=n configurations (typically using
> > hpet).
>
> hm, neat - did you take a look at the x86_64 clockevents code that is in
> -rt and that has been there for a year or so and has been tested quite
> extensively?

Yes, that's what I started with. It was only partially done, for example,
didn't have hpet done yet and didn't work well on my machine (hang
on boot). As I dug at it, there was still more room for cleanups, etc.
Hence this, which has also been tested somewhat extensively as Jeremy
noted from my typo above... Both NO_HZ=n _and_ NO_HZ=n ;-)

thanks,
-chris
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