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CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME and initial value for jiffies?

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Subject: CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME and initial value for jiffies?
From: "Clem Taylor" <clem.taylor@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 16:41:57 -0400
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I just switched to 2.6.16.16 from 2.6.14 on a Au1550. I enabled
CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME, and for some reason jiffies doesn't start out near
zero like it does on x86. The first printk() always seems to have a
time of 4284667.296000.

jiffies_64 and wall_jiffies gets initialized to INITIAL_JIFFIES, but
I'm not sure where jiffies is initialized. INITIAL_JIFFIES is -300*HZ
(with some weird casting)

The first line on the 2.6.16.16 Au1550 box is:
[4294667.296000] Linux version 2.6.16.16 (ctaylor@gort) (gcc version
4.1.0) #4 Mon May 15 13:06:37 EDT 2006

The first line on a 2.6.16 x86_64 box is:
[    0.000000] Bootdata ok (command line is ro root=/dev/md0)
[    0.000000] Linux version 2.6.16 (ctaylor@klaatu) (gcc version
4.1.0 20060420 (Red Hat 4.1.0-9)) #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Apr 29 03:36:06
EDT 2006

Shouldn't the first printk() have a time at or very near zero?

                                   --Clem

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