[PATCH 09/14] at91: switch pit timer to early platform devices

Andrew Victor avictor.za at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 16:47:37 EDT 2011

hi Russell,

>> I think it would be cleaner still if the "struct sys_timer" could
>> include a register-base-address field.  Russell?
> That's not really what all platforms want, and with the advent of
> clocksources and clock events, I think the sys_timer thing is mostly
> dead.

How would those systems initialize the system-timer?
An "init_timer" method in the machine-description?

> I've been thinking about killing it off for a while for those platforms
> using the GENERIC_CLOCKEVENTS stuff.  From what I can see, the only
> real users of it are: acorn (riscpc), at91x40, clps711x, ebsa110,
> ep93xx, h720x, ixp2000, ixp23xx, ks8695, nuc93x, pnx4008, and samsung.
> It would be nice to get the modern stuff out of that converted to the
> clockevents/clocksource stuff - any chance of that happening for
> AT91x40?

The AT91x40 (ARM7) is maintained by Greg Ungerer.

  Andrew Victor

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