Re: [PATCH 1/3] ia64: convert to use clocksource code

From: Peter Keilty <peter.keilty_at_hp.com>
Date: 2007-04-28 02:11:52
Daniel Walker wrote:

>On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 11:42 -0400, Peter Keilty wrote:
>
>  
>
>>>There is a read(), and a vread() did you modify the slow syscall path to
>>>use the vread()?
>>> 
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>I miss type, read().
>>    
>>
>
>John mentioned that he thought fsys_mmio_ptr could be held in the vread
>pointer. vread() is used in x86 for vsyscalls. It looks like you've used
>the update_vsyscall() which is also used for vsyscalls. So vread could
>also be used .. Have you considered that at all?
>  
>
No, but yes it can be done, overloading the meaning.
It would need to change in the future if vread was needed.
I have no strong argument against  using it.
Although we may still need the IA64 define, I removed 32bit read mmio and
if that is brought back the fast syscall patch call will need to have a 
field in the
clocksource struct that would indicated that. Waiting on comments about 
that...
John and discuss this awhile back felt it was not needed, may prove wrong.

>Daniel
>
>  
>
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ia64" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Received on Sat Apr 28 10:32:48 2007

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 2007-04-28 10:33:11 EST