[PATCH 1/2] jiffies: Allow CLOCK_TICK_RATE to be undefined

From: John Stultz
Date: Wed Jul 18 2012 - 21:20:14 EST

From: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@xxxxxxx>

CLOCK_TICK_RATE is a legacy constant that defines the timer
device's granularity. On hardware with particularly coarse
granularity, this constant is used to reduce accumulated
time error when using jiffies as a clocksource, by calculating
the hardware's actual tick length rather then just assuming
it is 1sec/HZ.

However, for the most part this is unnecessary, as most modern
systems don't use jiffies for their clocksource, and their
tick device is sufficiently fine grained to avoid major error.

Thus, this patch allows an architecture to not define
CLOCK_TICK_RATE, in which case ACTHZ defaults to (HZ << 8).

Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@xxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Richard Cochran <richardcochran@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
[jstultz: commit log tweaks]
Signed-off-by: John Stultz <john.stultz@xxxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/jiffies.h | 10 +++++++---
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/jiffies.h b/include/linux/jiffies.h
index 265e2c3..a2134be 100644
--- a/include/linux/jiffies.h
+++ b/include/linux/jiffies.h
@@ -39,9 +39,6 @@
# error Invalid value of HZ.

-/* LATCH is used in the interval timer and ftape setup. */
-#define LATCH ((CLOCK_TICK_RATE + HZ/2) / HZ) /* For divider */
/* Suppose we want to divide two numbers NOM and DEN: NOM/DEN, then we can
* improve accuracy by shifting LSH bits, hence calculating:
* (NOM << LSH) / DEN
@@ -54,8 +51,15 @@
#define SH_DIV(NOM,DEN,LSH) ( (((NOM) / (DEN)) << (LSH)) \
+ ((((NOM) % (DEN)) << (LSH)) + (DEN) / 2) / (DEN))

+/* LATCH is used in the interval timer and ftape setup. */
+#define LATCH ((CLOCK_TICK_RATE + HZ/2) / HZ) /* For divider */
/* HZ is the requested value. ACTHZ is actual HZ ("<< 8" is for accuracy) */
+#define ACTHZ (HZ << 8)

/* TICK_NSEC is the time between ticks in nsec assuming real ACTHZ */
#define TICK_NSEC (SH_DIV (1000000UL * 1000, ACTHZ, 8))

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