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Subject[PATCH v2 0/5] arm: mvebu: add support for local timer for Armada 370/XP
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Hello,

The Armada XP SoCs comes with private timers. This allows us to use
local timers through CONFIG_LOCAL_TIMERS and as stated in the kconfig
help, it prevents a "thundering herd" at every timer tick.

Armada 370 also have these private timers, and even if it comes only
with a single CPU, the feature is also enabled for this SoC to keep
the code generic.

In order to be able to use the local timer, I also had to add the
support for the per-CPU interrupts.

There are not many changes since the first version (see the changelog
below), I hope it means that everybody is happy with this patch
set. If it is, so please could you give your acked-by. I especially
expect the acked-by from John Stultz then I will feel more comfortable
to ask Jason to pull it.

This patch set is based on 3.8-rc4 and is obviously 3.9 material. The
git branch called local_timer is available at:
https://github.com/MISL-EBU-System-SW/mainline-public.git.

Thanks,

Changelog:
V1->V2:
- Fixed unneeded empty line and wrong indentation.
- Made percpu_armada_370_xp_evt a static variable
- Removed the patch "arm: kconfig: don't select TWD with local timer
for Armada 370/XP" from the series. There is still some improvement
possible in this area, but this patch set not depends on it.

Gregory CLEMENT (5):
arm: mvebu: Add support for local interrupt
clocksource: time-armada-370-xp: add local timer support
arm: mvebu: update defconfig with local timer support
arm: mvebu: update DT to support local timers
clocksource: update and move armada-370-xp-timer documentation to
timer directory

.../bindings/arm/armada-370-xp-timer.txt | 12 --
.../bindings/timer/marvell,armada-370-xp-timer.txt | 15 ++
arch/arm/boot/dts/armada-370-xp.dtsi | 5 +-
arch/arm/configs/mvebu_defconfig | 1 -
arch/arm/mach-mvebu/irq-armada-370-xp.c | 15 +-
drivers/clocksource/time-armada-370-xp.c | 150 +++++++++++++++-----
6 files changed, 141 insertions(+), 57 deletions(-)
delete mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/armada-370-xp-timer.txt
create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/timer/marvell,armada-370-xp-timer.txt

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