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Re: CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME and initial value for jiffies?

To: Clem Taylor <>
Subject: Re: CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME and initial value for jiffies?
From: Sergei Shtylyov <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 01:35:11 +0400
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Sergei Shtylyov wrote:

Clem Taylor wrote:

I just switched to 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)

   Yes, the casting is weird. I somewat doubt that:

#define INITIAL_JIFFIES ((unsigned long)(unsigned int) (-300*HZ))

u64 jiffies_64 = INITIAL_JIFFIES;

can do the trick of wrapping around 5 mins after boot on x86... :-/

MBR, Sergei

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