Re: [PATCH] RTC: Add mmap method to rtc character driver

From: John W. Linville
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 15:06:31 EST

On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 08:53:16PM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 14:43 -0400, Neil Horman wrote:

> > alternative, which, as I mentioned before I would be happy to take a crack at,
> > if you would elaborate on your idea a little more.
> well the idea that has been tossed about a few times is using a vsyscall
> function that either calls into the kernel, or directly uses the hpet
> page (which can be user mapped) to get time information that way...
> or even would use rdtsc in a way the kernel knows is safe (eg corrected
> for the local cpu's speed and offset etc etc).

Aren't both of those examples x86(_64)-specific? Wouldn't a generic
solution be preferrable?

John W. Linville
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