[ppc] Disparity between sys_clock_getres and vdso implementation

Sripathi Kodi sripathik at in.ibm.com
Mon Jan 28 01:02:59 EST 2008

Hi Paul,

On PPC, I see a disparity between clock_getres implementations in the
vdso and syscall. I am using a IBM Openpower hardware and 2.6.24 kernel

clock_getres call for CLOCK_REALTIME returns 1 millisecond. However,
when I edit arch/powerpc/kernel/vdso*/gettimeofday.S to force it to use 
sys_clock_getres, I get 1 nanosecond resolution. The code in vdso seems
to be returning some pre-defined (incorrect) variables.

Could you please let me know the reason for this? Is it something that
should be fixed in vdso?


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