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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 22/23] clocksource: new clock lookup method
    On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 09:39 -0800, Daniel Walker wrote:
    > > please read my reply above! To repeat: such flags tend to get forgotten,
    > > resulting in a less safe default behavior. Clock hardware and thus
    > > clocksources are fundamentally fragile so we want to default to the
    > > safest behavior. I.e. if the IS_CONTINOUS flag is 'forgotten', the clock
    > > wont be usable as a clock verification base for example. The flag has to
    > > be affirmatively set to mark the clocksource continous.
    > I don't see this as an issue .. Your assuming that not continuous clocks
    > will be prevalent which they aren't ..

    And how does this change Ingo's statement ? Such beasts exist and having
    them default to the safe side is good.

    Also I really do not see the "huge burden" for a clocksource coder to
    add this flag. If he forgets it, then he can not use highres / dynticks
    and nothing breaks.


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