Re: Re: [PATCH] RTC: Add mmap method to rtc character driver

From: john stultz
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 23:52:28 EST

On Wed, 2006-07-26 at 06:04 +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> I'm wondering why x86 doesn't have gettimeofday vDSO (does x86 have
> proper vDSO support at all apart from sysenter?),

I know, I'm late to the party here. :)

Anyway, i386 doesn't have vDSO gettimeofday because its always been too
messy to do. Now that the clocksource bits are in, we can start to
really work on it.

I just uploaded my C4 release of the timekeeping code here:

If you grab the following patches:

They should apply to the current -git tree and then you can use the
following test to see an LD_PRELOAD demo (as real support needs glibc

Only lightly tested, so beware, and I've only added support so far for
the TSC (so don't be surprised if you don't see a performance
improvement if you using a different clocksource).


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