Re: Different definition in div_sc and clocksource_cyc2ns

From: john stultz
Date: Fri Mar 05 2010 - 16:29:48 EST

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Lin Mac <mkl0301@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> While working with the clocksource, I found that the relation of cycle
> and nanosecond of div_sc and clocksource_cyc2ns is different.
> linux-2.6.33
> div_sc in include/linux/clockchips.h suggests that clock_ticks =
> (nanoseconds * factor) >> shift.

> However, clocksource_cyc2ns in include/linux/clocksource.h suggest
> nanoseconds=(cycles*mult)>>shift.

You're comparing similar helper conversion functions from two
different subsystems.

Both use similar shifted math, but the div_sc() is for clockchips.h,
which is used by the clockevents code to trigger interrupts at a
specified time, while clocksource_cyc2ns() is for the clocksource
code, which converts clockosurce cycles into nanoseconds for

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