[PATCH] glibc vDSO bits for ppc/ppc64 update

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Nov 12 09:13:28 EST 2005

> Additional hp_timer_t is now declared as unsigned long long int 
> to match up with benh's get_tbfreq on 32 bit ppc. (ppc64 is already
> 64 bit)

I'm not sure having hp_timer_t be 64 bits on 32 bits libraries is the
right thing to do. I suppose it's a matter of performances tradeoff. The
fact that the vDSO __kernel_get_tbfreq() returns a long long doesn't
force you to use a long long hp_timer_t, the vDSO doesn't have to return
a value of type hp_timer_t :)

I did that on the vDSO to avoid having to change the vDSO interface if
we ever have to deal with >4Ghz time sources.


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