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Subject[RFC PATCH 00/10] Alpha support for QEMU
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While there are 3 patches in this series that are specifically related
to QEMU, there are 3 more that significantly re-architect generic parts
of arch/alpha that hopefully bring them more into line with current
linux-kernel design, and 2 more that seem like they ought to work
generically, but ought to be tested on real hardware. In particular:

1/10: Ought to have no effect on real hw, since the "interrupt handling"
was a printk.

5/10: Ought to work, and result in cooler cpus, on real hardware. That
said, excersising parts of random PALcodes on misc machines is
surely doomed to failure. I can well imagine that we'll need
some sort of black/white-list for the various machines.

6/10: Ought to work better for Marvel, since more accesses to the RTC
are now being vectored across the smp-call. OTOH, I could have
introduced a silly typo somewhere.

9/10: Probably the most significant cleanup, and the one most likely to
have something subtle go wrong on the various machines.

The series seems pretty stable under QEMU, but I have no real hardware
on which to test -- the whole reason I'm interested in QEMU of course.
So I'm hoping that someone will notice this and help me out with testing.

In addition, if folks more familiar with the various kernel/time or
driver/rtc interfaces spot anything I'm doing wrong in the rewrite,
please let me know.


r~


Richard Henderson (10):
alpha: Don't if-out dp264_device_interrupt.
alpha: Notice if we're being run under QEMU
alpha: Force the user-visible HZ to a constant 1024.
alpha: Allow HZ to be configured
alpha: Primitive support for CPU power down.
alpha: Reorganize rtc handling
alpha: Add an rtc driver for the qemu wallclock PALcall
alpha: Always enable the rpcc clocksource for single processor
alpha: Switch to GENERIC_CLOCKEVENTS
alpha: Use qemu+cserve provided high-res clock and alarm.

arch/alpha/Kconfig | 52 ++++-
arch/alpha/include/asm/machvec.h | 22 +-
arch/alpha/include/asm/pal.h | 71 +++++++
arch/alpha/include/asm/param.h | 8 +-
arch/alpha/include/asm/rtc.h | 11 -
arch/alpha/include/uapi/asm/pal.h | 1 +
arch/alpha/include/uapi/asm/param.h | 7 -
arch/alpha/kernel/Makefile | 2 +-
arch/alpha/kernel/irq_alpha.c | 16 +-
arch/alpha/kernel/machvec_impl.h | 5 +-
arch/alpha/kernel/process.c | 15 ++
arch/alpha/kernel/proto.h | 13 +-
arch/alpha/kernel/rtc.c | 374 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
arch/alpha/kernel/setup.c | 23 +-
arch/alpha/kernel/smp.c | 33 +--
arch/alpha/kernel/sys_dp264.c | 8 -
arch/alpha/kernel/sys_jensen.c | 2 -
arch/alpha/kernel/sys_marvel.c | 55 +----
arch/alpha/kernel/time.c | 403 ++++++++++++++++--------------------
arch/alpha/kernel/traps.c | 12 ++
drivers/rtc/Kconfig | 17 +-
21 files changed, 767 insertions(+), 383 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 arch/alpha/kernel/rtc.c

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1.8.1.4



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