[ltt-dev] keypad/touchscreen driver events latencies using LTTng on ARM?

Russell King rmk+lkml at arm.linux.org.uk
Mon Dec 1 05:45:29 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 05:35:02AM -0500, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> However, I wonder if some of the newer ARM boards would happen to have a
> cycle counter (timestamp counter), so we could implement a get_cycles()
> and trace clock for them ?

There continues to be nothing architected for that - it would be very
SoC specific and the precision and resolution is very variable if it's
provided at all.  About the best implementation is a 32-bit counter
being clocked at various rates depending on the implementation.

Our best implementation is used for sched_clock() with all the
cnt32_to_63() stuff to extend the size of the counter which as we've
seen from other threads, may cause problems if used for other purposes.

The next best implementation is probably the hrtimer stuff.

Russell King
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