I been working on generating a patch ia64 oprofile support that is
acceptable to upstream kernel maintainer. Rather than trying to have one
large patch, I have a minimal oprofile kernel patch to provide the timer
support. That is the attached patch. It is a rework of the ppc64
The follow on patch would be to allow oprofile to use the performance
monitoring hardware on ia64. The earlier implementations of ia64
oprofile support make use of an interface in perfmon and this has to be
revised to match the recent changes in perfmon.
I would like comments on this patch.