john stultz <email@example.com> writes:
> Joel, All,
> This patch moves the get_cycles() implementation into the timer_opts
> subsystem. This patch corrects issues between the hangcheck-timer code
> and systems running with timer_cyclone. As an extra bonus, it removes
> the CONFIG_X86_TSC #ifdef in get_cycles replacing it with
> Comments flames and suggestions welcome.
Is this really a good idea? get_cycles is normally not used to get accurate
time, but just to get random numbers for /dev/random or quickly estimate
some code (scheduler used to use it for that). I think the TSC even when
unsynchronized is better for that than an external timer which potentially
lower resolution and long access time.
If you really added it I would at least change the random device to
use the old macro.
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