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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] linux-2.5.34_timer-change_A2
On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 01:48:29PM -0700, john stultz wrote:
> Just a resync/resend:
>
> Hi all,
> Here is my timer-change patch resynced with 2.5.34. As I said
> before, this patch breaks up arch/i386/kernel/time.c into various
> timer_pit, timer_tsc chunks. The hope is to cleanup the existing code so
> it doesn't care what type of clock is providing the high-resolution
> offset for gettimeofday. This will also simplify adding support for my
> cyclone-timer patch as well as ACPI pm timer or any other high res
> counter.

while at it, could we also finaly drop the broken CMOS clock
update "feature" from arch/*/kenrel/time.c?

It was already mentioned a few times on this list and iirc there
was never any argument against removing it.
In short the code does nothing that couldn't be done much better
from userspace, it implements policy that belongs into userspace
and wastes time in an interrupt handler.

At least one architecture has it already completely disabled.

Richard
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