Re: [take12 0/3] kevent: Generic event handling mechanism.

From: Nicholas Miell
Date: Wed Aug 23 2006 - 04:17:56 EST

On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 00:35 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 00:07:58 -0700
> > I wonder whether designing-in a millisecond granularity is the right thing
> > to do. If in a few years the kernel is running tickless with high-res clock
> > interrupt sources, that might look a bit lumpy.
> >
> > Switching it to a __u64 nanosecond counter would be basically free on
> > 64-bit machines, and not very expensive on 32-bit, no?
> If it ends up in a structure we'll need to use the "aligned_u64" type
> in order to avoid problems with 32-bit x86 binaries running on 64-bit
> kernels.


struct timespec64
uint64_t tv_sec __attribute__((aligned(8)));
uint32_t tv_nsec;

with a snide remark about gcc in the comments?

Nicholas Miell <nmiell@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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