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Re: adding functions for easy access to cycle counters
On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 04:21:43PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> I could use these to remove a number of very expensive gettimeofday()
> calls in OpenSSL. But how will they work on multiprocessors?
Kernel annotates which cycle counter can be used from userland,
ld.so.conf can override gettimeofday in libc with a different library
(e.g. libc_rdtsc.so on x86) and saves the current value either in a
shared page or via copyout before returning to userland.
Userland reads the current value, calls rdtsc() and computes ToD based
on that. It registers that function as RAS.
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