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[Xen-devel] Re: [RFC PATCH 25/35] Add Xen time abstractions

Hi Andi,

On Tuesday, 9. May 2006 23:50, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 May 2006 09:00, Chris Wright wrote:
> > Add support for Xen time abstractions. To avoid expensive traps into
> > the hypervisor, the passage of time is extrapolated from the local TSC
> > and a set of timestamps and scaling factors exported to the guest via
> > shared memory. Xen also provides a periodic interrupt facility which
> > is used to drive updates of xtime and jiffies, and perform the usual
> > process accounting and profiling.
> There is far too much code duplication in there. I think you need to
> refactor the main time.c a bit first and strip that down.
> Also you can drop all the __x86_64__ support for now.

Isn't time and timer handling a moving target anyway?
The refactoring will be done by the timer people in a completly different
manner anyway.

Are you sure, you want to disturb these efforts by requiring another
refactoring here?


Ingo Oeser

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