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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 7/10] linux 2.6.18: time handling

To: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 7/10] linux 2.6.18: time handling
From: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 15:03:22 +0000
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On 5/3/07 11:17, "Jan Beulich" <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Remove struct timer_opts left-overs, add a Xen clocksource, and adjust
> conditionals for x86-64.
> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>

There doesn't seem to be much advantage to this (we're already very diverged
from native i386 time handling) and the disadvantages are a bigger diff
versus what we need for x86/64 (hence more ifdefs) and independent_wallclock
probably stops working.

This is all solvable I'm sure, particularly if clocksources are the way of
the future (e.g., is x86/64 native going to use generic_time any time soon)?

 -- Keir

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