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Subject[RFC patch 01/18] get_cycles() : kconfig HAVE_GET_CYCLES
Create a new "HAVE_GET_CYCLES" architecture option to specify which
architectures provide 64-bits TSC counters readable with get_cycles(). It's
principally useful to only enable high-precision tracing code only on such
architectures and don't even bother building it on architectures which lack such
support.

It also requires architectures to provide get_cycles_barrier() and
get_cycles_rate().

I mainly use it for the "priority-sifting rwlock" latency tracing code, which
traces worse-case latency induced by the locking. It also provides the basic
changes needed for the LTTng timestamping infrastructure.

Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
CC: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
CC: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
CC: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
CC: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
CC: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
CC: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org
---
init/Kconfig | 10 ++++++++++
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
Index: linux.trees.git/init/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux.trees.git.orig/init/Kconfig 2008-11-07 00:06:07.000000000 -0500
+++ linux.trees.git/init/Kconfig 2008-11-07 00:07:23.000000000 -0500
@@ -330,6 +330,16 @@ config CPUSETS
config HAVE_UNSTABLE_SCHED_CLOCK
bool

+#
+# Architectures with a 64-bits get_cycles() should select this.
+# They should also define
+# get_cycles_barrier() : instruction synchronization barrier if required
+# get_cycles_rate() : cycle counter rate, in HZ. If 0, TSC are not synchronized
+# across CPUs or their frequency may vary due to frequency scaling.
+#
+config HAVE_GET_CYCLES
+ def_bool n
+
config GROUP_SCHED
bool "Group CPU scheduler"
depends on EXPERIMENTAL
--
Mathieu Desnoyers
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