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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/27] asm-generic: add legacy I/O header files
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    On Friday 01 May 2009, Michal Simek wrote:
    > > +/*
    > > + * CLOCK_TICK_RATE is highly PC-specific and should not
    > > + * be used in portable code. 1193182 is the value for the
    > > + * original i8253 PIC.
    > > + */
    > > +#ifndef CLOCK_TICK_RATE
    > > +#define CLOCK_TICK_RATE                1193182
    > > +#endif
    >
    >
    > Why is this in generic code?

    CLOCK_TICK_RATE is only used in a few places:

    drivers/char/vt_ioctl.c: arg = CLOCK_TICK_RATE / arg;
    drivers/char/vt_ioctl.c: count = CLOCK_TICK_RATE / count;
    drivers/clocksource/acpi_pm.c: ((CALIBRATE_LATCH * (PMTMR_TICKS_PER_SEC >> 10)) / (CLOCK_TICK_RATE>>10))
    drivers/input/joystick/analog.c:#define DELTA(x,y) (cpu_has_tsc ? ((y) - (x)) : ((x) - (y) + ((x) < (y) ? CLOCK_TICK_RATE / HZ : 0
    drivers/rtc/rtc-pxa.c:#define TIMER_FREQ CLOCK_TICK_RATE
    drivers/serial/serial_ks8695.c: .uartclk = CLOCK_TICK_RATE * 16,
    drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c: timer_margin = (((u64)heartbeat * CLOCK_TICK_RATE) & 0xffffffff);
    drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c: timer_margin = (((u64)heartbeat * CLOCK_TICK_RATE) >> 32);
    drivers/watchdog/ks8695_wdt.c: unsigned long tval = wdt_time * CLOCK_TICK_RATE;
    include/linux/jiffies.h:#define LATCH ((CLOCK_TICK_RATE + HZ/2) / HZ) /* For divider */
    include/linux/jiffies.h:#define ACTHZ (SH_DIV (CLOCK_TICK_RATE, LATCH, 8))
    include/linux/timex.h: * Moved CLOCK_TICK_RATE, CLOCK_TICK_FACTOR and FINETUNE to asm/timex.h
    sound/oss/pas2_pcm.c: foo = ((CLOCK_TICK_RATE / 2) + (arg / 2)) / arg;
    sound/oss/pas2_pcm.c: arg = ((CLOCK_TICK_RATE / 2) + (foo / 2)) / foo;
    sound/oss/pas2_pcm.c: foo = (CLOCK_TICK_RATE + (arg / 2)) / arg;
    sound/oss/pas2_pcm.c: arg = (CLOCK_TICK_RATE + (foo / 2)) / foo;

    All of these are either PC-specific, or they don't actually care
    about the specific value. Most architectures just use the
    value from the IBM PC, so we might as well make that the generic
    default.

    Alternatively, we could also move the definition back to linux/timex.h
    and allow asm/timex.h to be empty.

    Arnd <><
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