Re: [PATCH net-next 1/2] net: remove NET_LL_RX_POLL config menue

From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Wed Jun 12 2013 - 22:01:15 EST

On Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:12:05 -0700 (PDT)
David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Eliezer Tamir <eliezer.tamir@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:24:28 +0300
> > depends on X86_TSC
> Wait a second, I didn't notice this before. There needs to be a better
> way to test for the accuracy you need, or if the issue is lack of a proper
> API for cycle counter reading, fix that rather than add ugly arch
> specific dependencies to generic networking code.

This should be sched_clock(), rather than direct TSC access.
Also any code using TSC or sched_clock has to be carefully audited to deal with
clocks running at different rates on different CPU's. Basically value is only
meaning full on same CPU.

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