Re: [PATCH 0/3] Improve TSC as a clocksource under VMware

From: Chris Snook
Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 01:55:27 EST

Alok Kataria wrote:
This patch set makes some changes to the TSC code, so that it is always
used as the default clocksource when running under VMware.
The first 2 patches do the ground work of adding code to detect if we
are running under VMware.
The third patch adds a tsc_reliable flag which tells us that TSC is
reliable on this system, so that we can skip some tests which can
potentially mark TSC as unstable. Details under individual patch

Do you intend for this to supplement Jeff Hansen's tsc=stable patch, or to replace it? If you intend to supplement it, you should rework your submission to make sure that both your autodetection and his command-line option use the same internal mechanism, and if you intend to replace it, you should say this explicitly, and justify it. Either way, you should definitely CC Jeff on the submission, as I am doing now.

-- Chris
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