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Re: [PATCH 2.6]: Make packet scheduler clock source configurable

To: Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6]: Make packet scheduler clock source configurable
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 14:31:10 -0700
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On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 05:46:19 +0200
Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This one actually compiles ;). The assembler of PSCHED_GET_TIME is
> exactly the same on x86. There are 10 architectures that return
> something non-zero for get_cycles(), but I have no idea if it is
> suitable on all of them. Patch applies on top of the dead-code
> removal patch.

This looks great.

As you mention some platforms return zero, for example sparc32,
for get_cycles().

I suggest we just expand the dependency list for NET_SCH_CLK_TSC
to include SPARC64 PPC64 and perhaps some other easy to verify
as having a working get_cycles() implementation.  I believe that
as long as it increments at some rate >= jiffies, the psched
calibration will get things into a working state.

A lot of patches have been posted in this area and I'm losing
track of what to apply first etc.  Can you repost your work
one change at a time?  Thanks.

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