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Re: [PATCH][MIPS] add GT641xx timer0 clockevent

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][MIPS] add GT641xx timer0 clockevent
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:48:01 +0100 (BST)
Cc: Yoichi Yuasa <yoichi_yuasa@tripeaks.co.jp>, linux-mips <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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References: <20071022194315.f75738ba.yoichi_yuasa@tripeaks.co.jp> <20071022121451.GA31041@linux-mips.org> <Pine.LNX.4.64N.0710221605380.988@blysk.ds.pg.gda.pl> <20071022173208.GA29726@linux-mips.org>
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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> We could.  The other question is of course if it is a good idea.  It isn't
> always, there might be a better timer available.

 The interrupt is shared with other sources internally in the system 
controller -- that may complicate handling and affect accuracy.  That does 
not mean making a note of it and possibly investigating at leisure might 
not be a reasonable idea.

  Maciej

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