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Re: "RT_PREEMPT for loongson" is updated to patch-2.6.29.1-rt8

To: Wu Zhangjin <wuzhangjin@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: "RT_PREEMPT for loongson" is updated to patch-2.6.29.1-rt8
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 10:01:55 +0200
Cc: Zhang Le <r0bertz@gentoo.org>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Nicholas Mc Guire <hofrat@hofr.at>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>, zhangfx@lemote.com, loongson-dev@googlegroups.com, yanh@lemote.com, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, linux-rt-users@vger.kernel.org
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On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 03:18:46PM +0800, Wu Zhangjin wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 13:04 +0800, Zhang Le wrote:

> to Ralf, 
> 
> I have divided ftrace to several commits in the above git tree, hope you
> can check it, thx :-) 
> 
> in addition to the static/dynamic/graph function tracer & system call
> tracer implementation, a mips specific ring_buffer_time_stamp
> (kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c) is also implemented to get 1us precision
> time, this is very important to make ftrace available in mips,
> otherwise, we can only get 1ms precision time for the original
> ring_buffer_time_stamp is based on sched_clock(jiffies based). 
> 
> perhaps we can implement a more precise sched_clock directly, just as
> x86 does(native_sched_clock, tsc based), but in mips, there is only a
> 32bit timer count which will quickly overflow, so it will need an extra
> overflow protection, which may influence the other parts of the kernel.

My git clone is still running to I'm commenting only on the patches you
posted earlier.  #ifdef-MIPS'ing things into the generic kernel code
definately won't be an acceptable way to get µs resolution.

  Ralf

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