|| ||john stultz <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||[PATCH 0/10] Time: Generic Timeofday Subsystem (v B15-mm)|
|| ||Thu, 5 Jan 2006 19:13:29 -0700|
|| ||lkml <email@example.com>, Ingo Molnar <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
George Anzinger <email@example.com>,
Roman Zippel <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Ulrich Windl <email@example.com>,
Thomas Gleixner <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Steven Rostedt <email@example.com>,
john stultz <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
This patchset provides a generic timekeeping subsystem that is
independent of the timer interrupt. This allows for robust and correct
behavior in cases of late or lost ticks, avoids interpolation errors,
reduces duplication in arch specific code, and allows or assists future
changes such as high-res timers, dynamic ticks, or realtime preemption.
Additionally, it provides finer nanosecond resolution values to the
The patch set provides the minimal NTP changes, the clocksource
abstraction, the core timekeeping code as well as the code to convert
i386. I have started on converting more arches, but for now I'm only
submmiting code for i386.
As requested, I've reworked this patchset so it builds and boots every step
of the way, resulting in one less patch in the patchset. This was done
somewhat quickly and tested with my slow laptop, so it may be config
dependent, but I think it should be ok. I've also tried to improve the
patch descriptions as requested, but please let me know if they need
Changes since the last release:
o Builds each step in the patchset
o Improved patch descriptions
o Reduced use of inline (might need more of this)
o Simplified timespec_add_ns()
o Removed unncessary additions (timer_pit sysfs bits)
The patchset applies against the 2.6.15-rc5-git + the hrtimer patch-set
already in -mm (same as the last release).
It should replace the following patches currently in -mm:
Please note the slight re-ordering of the patches and that one patch has
been removed from the set.
The complete patchset (including code for x86-64) can be found here:
I'd like to thank the following people who have contributed ideas,
criticism, testing and code that has helped shape this work:
George Anzinger, Nish Aravamudan, Max Asbock, Serge Belyshev,
Dominik Brodowski, Thomas Gleixner, Darren Hart, Christoph Lameter,
Matt Mackal, Keith Mannthey, Ingo Molnar, Martin Schwidefsky, Frank
Sorenson, Ulrich Windl, Jonathan Woithe, Darrick Wong, Roman Zippel
and any others whom I've accidentally left off this list.
Andrew, please consider for inclusion into your tree.
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