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SubjectRe: [PATCH] raise tsc clocksource rating
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, Glauber de Oliveira Costa wrote:

CC'ed John and removed glauber@t60.localdomain :)

> From: Glauber de Oliveira Costa <glauber@t60.localdomain>
>
> tsc is very good time source (when it does not have drifts, does not
> change it's frequency, i.e. when it works), so it should have its rating
> raised to a value greater than, or equal 400.
>
> Since it's being a tendency among paravirt clocksources to use values
> around 400, we should declare tsc as even better: So we use 500.
>
> This patch also touches the comments on clocksource.h, which suggests
> that 499 would be a limit on the rating values.
>
> Signed-off-by: Glauber de Oliveira Costa <gcosta@redhat.com>

Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/tsc_32.c | 2 +-
> arch/x86/kernel/tsc_64.c | 2 +-
> include/linux/clocksource.h | 2 +-
> 3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/tsc_32.c b/arch/x86/kernel/tsc_32.c
> index 9ebc0da..4d91e59 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/tsc_32.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/tsc_32.c
> @@ -280,7 +280,7 @@ static cycle_t read_tsc(void)
>
> static struct clocksource clocksource_tsc = {
> .name = "tsc",
> - .rating = 300,
> + .rating = 500,
> .read = read_tsc,
> .mask = CLOCKSOURCE_MASK(64),
> .mult = 0, /* to be set */
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/tsc_64.c b/arch/x86/kernel/tsc_64.c
> index 9c70af4..4fd5b1b 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/tsc_64.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/tsc_64.c
> @@ -262,7 +262,7 @@ static cycle_t __vsyscall_fn vread_tsc(void)
>
> static struct clocksource clocksource_tsc = {
> .name = "tsc",
> - .rating = 300,
> + .rating = 500,
> .read = read_tsc,
> .mask = CLOCKSOURCE_MASK(64),
> .shift = 22,
> diff --git a/include/linux/clocksource.h b/include/linux/clocksource.h
> index 107787a..5b0aadd 100644
> --- a/include/linux/clocksource.h
> +++ b/include/linux/clocksource.h
> @@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ struct clocksource;
> * A correct and usable clocksource.
> * 300-399: Desired.
> * A reasonably fast and accurate clocksource.
> - * 400-499: Perfect
> + * >= 400 : Perfect
> * The ideal clocksource. A must-use where
> * available.
> * @read: returns a cycle value
> --
> 1.5.0.6
>
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