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SubjectRe: [Patch] Re: Nasty suprise with uptime
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On Thursday 01 November 2001 00:52, Tim Schmielau wrote:

> OK, absolutely last patch for today. Sorry to bother everyone, but the
> jiffies wraparound logic was broken in the previous patch.
>
> As stated before, I would kindly ask for widespread testing PROVIDED IT IS
> OK FOR YOU TO RISK THE STABILITY OF YOUR BOX!

I see you dropped jiffies_hi update in timer int.
IMHO argument on wasting 6 CPU cycles or so per each timer int:

- jiffies++;
+ if(++jiffies==0) jiffies_hi++;

is not justified. I'd rather see simple and correct code in timer int
rather than jumping thru the hoops in get_jiffies_64().

For CPU cycle saving zealots: I advocate saving 2 static longs in get_jiffies
instead :-)
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