# Different definition in div_sc and clocksource_cyc2ns

Lin Mac mkl0301 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 16:14:38 EST 2010

```hi,

While working with the clocksource, I found that the relation of cycle
and nanosecond of div_sc and clocksource_cyc2ns is different.

linux-2.6.33
div_sc in include/linux/clockchips.h suggests that clock_ticks =
(nanoseconds * factor) >> shift.
98/*
99 * Calculate a multiplication factor for scaled math, which is
used to convert
100 * nanoseconds based values to clock ticks:
101 *
102 * clock_ticks = (nanoseconds * factor) >> shift.
103 *
104 * div_sc is the rearranged equation to calculate a factor from a
given clock
105 * ticks / nanoseconds ratio:
106 *
107 * factor = (clock_ticks << shift) / nanoseconds
108 */
109static inline unsigned long div_sc(unsigned long ticks, unsigned long nsec,
110                                   int shift)
111{
112        uint64_t tmp = ((uint64_t)ticks) << shift;
113
114        do_div(tmp, nsec);
115        return (unsigned long) tmp;
116}

However, clocksource_cyc2ns in include/linux/clocksource.h suggest
nanoseconds=(cycles*mult)>>shift.
268static inline s64 clocksource_cyc2ns(cycle_t cycles, u32 mult, u32 shift)
269{
270        return ((u64) cycles * mult) >> shift;
271}

But there are many others using div_sc, I don't think they got issues
with it. So what am I missing?

Best Regards,
Mac Lin

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