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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 1/3] ARM: Translate delay.S into (mostly) C
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On Thu, 2010-10-28 at 14:19 -0700, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> We want to allow machines to override the __delay() implementation
> at runtime so they can use a timer based __delay() routine. It's
> easier to do this using C, so let's write udelay and friends in C.
>
> We lose the #if 0 code, which according to Russell is used "to
> make the delay loop more stable and predictable on older CPUs"
> (see http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/888867 for more
> info). We shouldn't be too worried though, since we'll soon add
> functionality allowing a machine to set the __delay() loop
> themselves, thus allowing machines to resurrect the commented out
> code should they need it.
>
> Nico expressed concern that fixed lpj cmdlines will break due to
> compiler optimizations. That doesn't seem to be the case since
> before and after this patch I get the same lpj value when running
> my CPU at 19.2 MHz. That should be sufficiently slow enough to
> cover any machine running Linux.

Nico, are you ready to sign off on this?

Daniel

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