Re: [PATCH] linux-2.6.3_ia64-cyclone_A2.patch

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2004-02-19 08:36:02
>>>>> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 12:33:14 -0800, john stultz <> said:

  john> This patch provides access to the cyclone time source found on IBM EXA
  john> based systems (x450 and x455). This is needed on multi-node systems
  john> where the CPU ITCs are not synchronized, causing possible time
  john> inconsistencies.

  john> This release fixes one last minor think-o and ran overnight without any
  john> time inconsistencies (when used in conjunction w/ the
  john> time-interpolator-fix_A0 patch).

  john> Please consider for inclusion into your tree.

The current patch looks mostly fine to me (apart from the trailing
whitespace again).  I'm wondering though whether cyclone.c should go
into arch/ia64/ibm/SOMEWHERE, like we do for the SGI and HP
platform-specific code.  Or, if Cyclone sharable with your x86-based
platforms, perhaps it should even go somewhere in drivers?

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