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SubjectRe: [PATCH 33/36] AArch64: Generic timers support
On 07/12/2012 10:31 AM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:57:33 -0700, John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>
> wrote:
>
>> So following ia64's method is probably better then copying the 8253's
>> rate if you're not concerned about tick-granularity error.
> The 8253 is completely meaningless in our case (though I'm sure someone
> could try and bold one on the side of an Aarch64 CPU...), so going the ia64
> way is probably best (erm... this last bit doesn't sound quite right,
> doesn't it?).

Sorry, the "copying the 8253's" bit didn't come out sarcastic enough. :)

The best solution would be to include the actual tick-granularity, but
given its not really an architecture constant (which CLOCK_TICK_RATE
assumes), that probably wouldn't be appropriate.

thanks
-john



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