[PATCH 1/8] posix clocks: introduce a syscall for clock tuning.

john stultz johnstul at us.ibm.com
Fri Sep 24 05:48:51 EST 2010

On Thu, 2010-09-23 at 19:31 +0200, Richard Cochran wrote:
> A new syscall is introduced that allows tuning of a POSIX clock. The
> syscall is implemented for four architectures: arm, blackfin, powerpc,
> and x86.
> The new syscall, clock_adjtime, takes two parameters, the clock ID,
> and a pointer to a struct timex. The semantics of the timex struct
> have been expanded by one additional mode flag, which allows an
> absolute offset correction. When specificied, the clock offset is
> immediately corrected by adding the given time value to the current
> time value.

So I'd still split this patch up a little bit more.

1) Patch that implements the ADJ_SETOFFSET  (*and its implementation*)
in do_adjtimex.

2) Patch that adds the new syscall and clock_id multiplexing.

3) Patches that wire it up to the rest of the architectures (there's
still a bunch missing here).

And one little nit in the code:

> diff --git a/kernel/posix-timers.c b/kernel/posix-timers.c
> index 9ca4973..446b566 100644
> --- a/kernel/posix-timers.c
> +++ b/kernel/posix-timers.c
> @@ -197,6 +197,14 @@ static int common_timer_create(struct k_itimer *new_timer)
>  	return 0;
>  }
> +static inline int common_clock_adj(const clockid_t which_clock, struct timex *t)
> +{
> +	if (CLOCK_REALTIME == which_clock)
> +		return do_adjtimex(t);
> +	else
> +		return -EOPNOTSUPP;
> +}

Would it make sense to point to the do_adjtimex() in the k_clock
definition for CLOCK_REALTIME rather then conditionalizing it here?


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