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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] sard changes for 2.5.34
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On Wednesday 18 September 2002 01:54 pm, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Sep 2002, Lev Makhlis wrote:
> | > +#define MSEC(x) ((x) * 1000 / HZ)
> |
> | Perhaps it would be better to report the times in ticks using
> | jiffies_to_clock_t(), and let the userland do further conversions?
> | The macro above has an overflow problem, it creates a counter
> | that wraps at 2^32 / HZ (instead of 2^32), and theoretically, the
> | userland doesn't even know what the internal HZ is. The overflow
> | can be avoided with something like
> | #define MSEC(x) (((x) / HZ) * 1000 + ((x) % HZ) * 1000 / HZ)
> | but I think it would be cleaner just to change the units to ticks,
> | especially if we're moving it to a different file and procps will
> | need to be changed anyway.
>
> Thanks for pointing this out.
>
> I'd rather not expose more ticks in /proc, so for now
> I'll ask Rick to use this #define for MSEC, which does
> indeed work nicely.

In that case, I also suggest manual optimization for "convenient"
values of HZ, because from what I've seen, GCC can't figure this
out on its own:

#if 1000 % HZ == 0
#define MSEC(x) ((x) * (1000 / HZ))
#elif HZ % 1000 == 0
#define MSEC(x) ((x) / (HZ / 1000))
#else
#define MSEC(x) (((x) / HZ) * 1000 + ((x) % HZ) * 1000 / HZ)
#endif
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