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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pmac_cpufreq msleep cleanup/fixes
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On Sat, 2004-10-23 at 08:53, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> >
> > Please revert that change until we have made absolutely sure that msleep(1)
> > on a HZ=1000 machine will actually sleep at least 1ms, this is really not
> > clear since it will end up doing schedule_timeout(1) which, afaik, will
> > only guarantee to sleep up to the next jiffie, which can be a lot shorter
> > than the actual duration of a jiffie.
>
> In that case I'd much prefer to revert the whole previous "cleanup" as
> well, since it obviously isn't really. Having
>
> msleep(1 + jiffy_to_ms(1));
>
> is just not a cleanup to me.

This wasn't a cleanup but a bug fix actually ... Oh well, I think we need
to fix msleep() instead, what do you think ? If we keep Nishanth's latest
cleanup and fix msleep to add +1 to the delay, that would work and potentially
fix other users as well ... provided my theory is right in the first place
and that schedule_timeout(1) will indeed only sleep until the next jiffy and
not for at least one jiffy...

What about something like this ?

---

Makes sure msleep() sleeps at least the amount provided, since
schedule_timeout() doesn't guarantee a full jiffy.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>

===== kernel/timer.c 1.100 vs edited =====
--- 1.100/kernel/timer.c 2004-10-19 19:40:28 +10:00
+++ edited/kernel/timer.c 2004-10-23 09:16:10 +10:00
@@ -1605,7 +1605,7 @@
*/
void msleep(unsigned int msecs)
{
- unsigned long timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(msecs);
+ unsigned long timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(msecs) + 1;

while (timeout) {
set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
@@ -1621,7 +1621,7 @@
*/
unsigned long msleep_interruptible(unsigned int msecs)
{
- unsigned long timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(msecs);
+ unsigned long timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(msecs) + 1;

while (timeout && !signal_pending(current)) {
set_current_state(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);

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