Re: [PATCH] ia64: change usermode HZ to 250

From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan_at_infradead.org>
Date: 2006-06-28 18:39:54
On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 15:01 -0700, hawkes@sgi.com wrote:
> include/asm-ia64/param.h defines HZ to be 1024 for usermode use, i.e.,
> when the file gets installed as /usr/include/asm/param.h.
> As the comment says:
>     Technically, this is wrong, but some old apps still refer to it.  
>     The proper way to get the HZ value is via sysconf(_SC_CLK_TCK).
> At the very least, this technically wrong #define ought to reflect the
> current default value (250) used by all arch/ia64 platforms.  No one uses
> 1024 anymore.  This makes those "old apps" (e.g., usr/bin/iostat) behave
> properly for with a default kernel.  (And at some point, the define ought
> to be removed altogether, which would expose all the applications that
> erroneously expect HZ to be a compile-time constant.)
> 
> Signed-off-by: John Hawkes <hawkes@sgi.com>
> 
> Index: linux/include/asm-ia64/param.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/include/asm-ia64/param.h	2006-06-17 18:49:35.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux/include/asm-ia64/param.h	2006-06-27 14:46:53.119407077 -0700
> @@ -36,7 +36,7 @@
>      * Technically, this is wrong, but some old apps still refer to it.  The proper way to
>      * get the HZ value is via sysconf(_SC_CLK_TCK).
>      */
> -# define HZ 1024
> +# define HZ 250
>  #endif

ok why not define the userspace HZ to 

#define HZ sysconf(_SC_CLK_TCK)

?


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Received on Wed Jun 28 18:41:13 2006

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