On Sat, 2007-02-17 at 15:56 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote: > > This is one of the reasons why we don't just use good old > > do_gettimeofday(), since it takes locks and can lead to lock recursion > > if parts of itself are probed. > > do_gettimeofday doesn't take locks. > > Only restriction is that you can't single step it with long > pauses between instructions.
Err, it uses read side of xtime lock, so you can not call it from a place which write locks xtime lock. tglx - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/