On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 10:27:56PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> From: "Kevin D. Kissell" <email@example.com>
> Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:27:56 +0200
> To: Linux MIPS Org <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: SMTC Patches [0 of 3]
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> I've managed to steal enough time to rework the SMTC support
> for the MIPS 34K (and, I suppose 1004K) processors so that it
> works again near the head of the source tree. This involved
> a complete rework of the clocking model to be compatible with
> new common timing event system, which finally enables "tickless"
> operation in SMTC, something it needed pretty badly. I also
> solved the problem with using the "wait_irqoff" idle loop
> under SMTC.
> There are going to be three patches that will follow. The
> first two are relatively localized fixes to problems with
> FPU affinity and with IPI replay that I came across in testing
> the new code. The last is a pretty big patch, but it all
> pretty much hangs together and I couldn't see any sensible
> way to partition it.
I've folded patch 4/3 into 1/3 and backported everything, as far as
it seemed sensible. One nit was that 2/3 breaks the build and 3/3 fixes
it again. This sort of build breakage is not uncommon but frowned
uppon these days since it makes use of git bisect for debugging