cvs commit: src/sys/sparc64/sparc64 machdep.c

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Sep 30 13:27:19 PDT 2004

In message <20040930214021.A84755 at>, Marius Strobl writes:

>> Funny you should ask.  Testing the first version of this patch was how
>> we found the bug in counter.c - the machine I booted the test kernel
>> with happened to decide the counter-timer wasn't suitable either due
>> to the bug and it came up with no timecounters.  You should see what
>> happens to a machine that's not keeping time.  :-)

I know :-)

I wrote the code so you wouldn't be in doubt something was wrong.

>> We are drastically low on timecounter-capable devices on sparc64
>> though, it seems the counter-timer and the CPU are about all there
>> is.

We just need one good one, so as long as they have that we're fine.

I thought the 1usec counter were a sparc-architecture thing which
all machines had ?

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