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SubjectRe: device driver for the SGI system clock, mmtimer
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On Wednesday, September 8, 2004 8:59 pm, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> SGI has been using this driver under Linux since 2001 in the software
> that they distributed (ProPacks) but it wasnever included in the upstream
> kernel. SuSE did include the patch for mmtimerin SLES 9. The driver has
> been widely used for applications on the Altix platform.
>
> The timer hardware was designed around the multimedia timer specification
> by Intel but to my knowledge only SGI has implemented that standard. The
> driver was written by Jesse Barnes.
>
> Changelog:
> * Add driver for Altix SHub system clock
> --- linux-2.6.9-rc1.orig/drivers/char/Makefile 2004-09-08
> 20:40:28.000000000 -0700 +++
> linux-2.6.9-rc1/drivers/char/Makefile 2004-09-08 20:40:39.000000000 -0700
> @@ -45,6 +45,7 @@
> obj-$(CONFIG_HVC_CONSOLE) += hvc_console.o hvsi.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_RAW_DRIVER) += raw.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_SGI_SNSC) += snsc.o
> +obj-$(CONFIG_MMTIMER) += mmtimer.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_VIOCONS) += viocons.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_VIOTAPE) += viotape.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_HVCS) += hvcs.o

Maybe it's just my mailer, but is the indentation in this file all messed up?

> +#ifdef MMTIMER_INTERRUPT_SUPPORT
> +static mmtimer_t timers[] = { { SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED, 0, 0,
> + (unsigned long *)RTC_COMPARE_A_ADDR, 0 },
> + { SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED, 0, 0,
> + (unsigned long *)RTC_COMPARE_B_ADDR, 0 } };
> +#endif

We may as well kill anything under MMTIMER_INTERRUPT_SUPPORT. IIRC, people
use SHub timer interrupts, but not via this driver. If you want to fix it,
that's ok too, but you can kill the #ifdef in that case also.

Thanks,
Jesse
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