[PATCH v6 1/5] powerpc/85xx: implement hardware timebase sync
chenhui.zhao at freescale.com
Thu Jun 28 13:38:15 EST 2012
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 09:48:52PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-06-27 at 18:21 +0800, Zhao Chenhui wrote:
> > > What's that CONFIG option for ?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Ben.
> > This option is to guard the timebase sync routines. It is selected
> > when KEXEC or HOTPLUG_CPU is enabled on Freescale Book-E platforms.
> Any reason not to just make it unconditional ? That sort of config
> option tend to just confuse things and make bug reports harder to sort
> out.... Also you decrease your test coverage.
The bootloader have done a timebase sync. If we do not need KEXEC or HOTPLUG_CPU feature,
it is unnecessary to do it again at boot time of kernel. I only compile the timebase sync routines
when users enable KEXEC or HOTPLUG_CPU.
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