Dear Open MPI,
How essential is Open MPI's opal_sys_timer_get_cycles() function?
It apparently needs to access a timestamp register directly. That is
a trivial operation in PPC (mftb) or x86 (tsc), but the ARM processor
apparently doesn't have a similar function in its instruction set.
Is it critical that opal_sys_timer_get_cycles() be written in assembly?
Would a hack written in C suffice?
Kenneth Mighell, Scientist
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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