On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 12:07:21PM -0400, Gary Smith wrote:
> The following message thread is present in the Linux-Mips archives regarding
> the use of gettimeofday on Broadcom MIPS systems.
> http://www.linux-mips.org/archives/linux-mips/2006-01/msg00144.html The
> message thread specifically addresses the Dual-core Broadcom 1250 system,
> and the kernel version mentioned in the message thread is 2.6.12. I looked
> at the files mentioned in the message thread in the 2.6.17 kernel, and the
> changes suggested for arch/mips/dec/time.c were present in 2.6.17. However,
> the subsequent patches suggested in the message thread were not present in
> the version of the 2.6.17 kernel I checked. We'd like to ask if the patches
> suggested in the message thread have been observed to influence performance
> numbers obtained by other Linux system developers for Quad-core Broadcom
> 1480 systems? If so, do the Linux-Mips developers suggest that we apply the
> patches suggested in the message thread for our Broadcom 1480 MIPS specific
> Linux 2.6.17 system implementation?
The patch never went in.
I'm currently turning the entire time code upside down which will also solve