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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] lib/test_bitmap: switch test_bitmap_parselist to ktime_get()
On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 03:10:44PM -0800, Palmer Dabbelt wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:20:48 PST (-0800), yury.norov@gmail.com wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 03:52:36PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 03:51:01PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 11:37:03AM +0300, Yury Norov wrote:
> > > > > test_bitmap_parselist currently uses get_cycles which is not
> > > > > implemented on some platforms, so use ktime_get() instead.
> > > >
> > > > This sounds like a fix that should go first in the series.
> > >
> > > Ah, okay, it's already first for test module.
> > > Perhaps Fixes tag and actually one or more examples of such architectures?
> >
> > Hi Andy, thanks for your time on it.
> >
> > Only arm, arm64, openrisc, riscv and sparc64 #define get_cycles.
> > So IIUC, others take stub from include/asm-generic/timex.h.
>
> Should we (RISC-V) be doing something else? It seems odd to be in such a
> minority here, but we do have a ISA-mandated timer so the get_cycles()
> implementation is super easy.

I think you are completely fine because you are one of those who
implement get_cycles().

get_cycles() is the problem for those who use it in generic code
because their code surprisingly gets broken on some machines while
works OK on others. This is not a problem of any specific arch.

For long term, we should inspect the non-arch code and replace
get_cycles() with ktime_get() where appropriate, and avoid
introducing new get_cycles() uses.

> > sparc32, xtensa, m68k, um, and in some cases x86, mips and nios2
> > provide zero-stubs explicitly.
> >
> > Yury
> >
> > > --
> > > With Best Regards,
> > > Andy Shevchenko
> > >

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