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Subject[RFC] Improved add_timer_randomness for __CRIS__ (instead of rdtsc())
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The cris architecture don't have any tsc, but it has a couple of
timer registers that can be used to get better than jiffie resolution.

I set the time to a 40 us resolution counter with a slight
"jump" since lower 8 bit only counts from 0 to 249,
the patch does not take wrapping of the register into account either
to save some cycles, is that a problem or a good thing?

The num is xor:d with the value from 2 timer registers,
which in turn contains different fields breifly described below.

Does the patch below look sane?

/Johan Adolfsson


--- random.c 7 Dec 2001 16:53:17 -0000 1.10
+++ random.c 20 Aug 2002 09:10:04 -0000
@@ -746,6 +746,15 @@ static void add_timer_randomness(struct
__u32 high;
rdtsc(time, high);
num ^= high;
+#elif defined (__CRIS__)
+ /* R_TIMER0_DATA, 8 bit, 40 us resolution, counting down from 250 */
+ /* R_TIMER_DATA, 4*8 bit, timer1, timer0, 38.4kHz, 7.3728MHz */
+ /* R_PRESCALE_STATUS, upper 16 bit: 320ns resolution,
+ lower 16 bit: 40 ns resolution, ~10 bits used,
+ counting down from 1000 */
+ time = jiffies << 8;
+ time |= (TIMER0_DIV - *R_TIMER0_DATA);
+ num ^= *R_PRESCALE_STATUS ^ *R_TIMER_DATA;
#else
time = jiffies;
#endif

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