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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] paravirtualization: header and stubs for paravirtualizing critical operations
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On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 21:27 +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Create a paravirt.h header for all the critical operations which need
> to be replaced with hypervisor calls, and include that instead of
> defining native operations, when CONFIG_PARAVIRT.
>
> This patch does the dumbest possible replacement of paravirtualized
> instructions: calls through a "paravirt_ops" structure. Currently
> these are function implementations of native hardware: hypervisors
> will override the ops structure with their own variants.
>
[snip]

> +struct paravirt_ops paravirt_ops = {
> + .name = "bare hardware",
[snip]
> + .get_wallclock = native_get_wallclock,
> + .set_wallclock = native_set_wallclock,

[snip]

> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/include/asm-i386/time.h
> @@ -0,0 +1,41 @@
> +#ifndef _ASMi386_TIME_H
> +#define _ASMi386_TIME_H
> +
> +#include <linux/efi.h>
> +#include "mach_time.h"
> +
> +static inline unsigned long native_get_wallclock(void)
> +{
> + unsigned long retval;
> +
> + if (efi_enabled)
> + retval = efi_get_time();
> + else
> + retval = mach_get_cmos_time();
> +
> + return retval;
> +}
> +
> +static inline int native_set_wallclock(unsigned long nowtime)
> +{
> + int retval;
> +
> + if (efi_enabled)
> + retval = efi_set_rtc_mmss(nowtime);
> + else
> + retval = mach_set_rtc_mmss(nowtime);
> +
> + return retval;
> +}
> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_PARAVIRT
> +#include <asm/paravirt.h>
> +#else /* !CONFIG_PARAVIRT */
> +
> +#define get_wallclock() native_get_wallclock()
> +#define set_wallclock(x) native_set_wallclock(x)


Could a better name then "get/set_wallclock" be used here? Its too vague
and would be easily confused with do_set/gettimeofday() functions.

My suggestion would be to use "persistent_clock" to describe the
battery-backed CMOS/hardware clock. (I assume that is what you intend
this paravirt_op to be, rather then get the high-resolution system
timeofday)

thanks
-john


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