[RFC PATCH] ARM: sched_clock: allow sched_clock to be selected at runtime
marc.zyngier at arm.com
Wed Aug 10 04:59:24 EDT 2011
On 10/08/11 09:52, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 09:28:02AM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>> I'd be all for that, and I've waited a long time (April?) before posting
>> that patch, hoping that a consensus would emerge on the clocksourse
>> So far, nothing.
>> We need a solution to this problem. I really don't care which patch gets
>> merged, so if someone thinks they can get the clocksource patches
>> further, then by all mean, please do it.
> I'll say it again, because you seem to have missed it. I don't think
> intimately tying sched_clock and clocksource stuff together is a good
> idea, especially as there's platforms where sched_clock is higher
> resolution than the clocksource. Plus, if it really is the case that
> any clocksource can be used for sched_clock, then we wouldn't have
> sched_clock at all.
> So no, I don't think tying the two together is a good idea. Especially
> when it means that some platforms will end up with a lower resolution
> and/or slower implementation.
Fair enough. I'll carry on with my current patch then.
Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...
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