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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: apic - unify APIC_DIVISOR
[Pallipadi, Venkatesh - Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 10:07:38AM -0700]
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| >-----Original Message-----
| >From: Cyrill Gorcunov [mailto:gorcunov@gmail.com]
| >Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 9:31 AM
| >To: Pallipadi, Venkatesh
| >Cc: Ingo Molnar; Maciej W. Rozycki; LKML
| >Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: apic - unify APIC_DIVISOR
| >
| >[Pallipadi, Venkatesh - Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 09:11:06AM -0700]
| >|
| >|
| >| >-----Original Message-----
| >| >From: Cyrill Gorcunov [mailto:gorcunov@gmail.com]
| >| >Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 8:00 AM
| >| >To: Ingo Molnar; Maciej W. Rozycki
| >| >Cc: LKML; Pallipadi, Venkatesh
| >| >Subject: [PATCH] x86: apic - unify APIC_DIVISOR
| >| >
| >| >Use APIC_DIVISOR being set to 16 for both 32/64bit
| >| >mode. To escape APIC timer underflow during calibration
| >| >set it to the maximum possible value.
| >| >
| >| >Also typo error (CONFG instead of proper CONFIG) fixed.
| >| >The error was catched by Venkatesh Pallipadi, thanks a lot
| >Venkatesh!
| >| >See details on http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/10/9/425
| >| >
| >| >Reported-by: Venkatesh Pallipad <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>
| >| >Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>
| >| >---
| >| >
| >| >Index: linux-2.6.git/arch/x86/kernel/apic.c
| >| >===================================================================
| >| >--- linux-2.6.git.orig/arch/x86/kernel/apic.c 2008-09-26
| >| >20:43:47.000000000 +0400
| >| >+++ linux-2.6.git/arch/x86/kernel/apic.c 2008-10-10
| >| >16:37:26.000000000 +0400
| >| >@@ -332,11 +332,7 @@ int lapic_get_maxlvt(void)
| >| > */
| >| >
| >| > /* Clock divisor */
| >| >-#ifdef CONFG_X86_64
| >| >-#define APIC_DIVISOR 1
| >| >-#else
| >| > #define APIC_DIVISOR 16
| >| >-#endif
| >| >
| >| > /*
| >| > * This function sets up the local APIC timer, with a timeout of
| >| >@@ -592,10 +588,10 @@ static int __init calibrate_APIC_clock(v
| >| > global_clock_event->event_handler = lapic_cal_handler;
| >| >
| >| > /*
| >| >- * Setup the APIC counter to 1e9. There is no way the lapic
| >| >+ * Setup the APIC counter to maximum. There is no
| >way the lapic
| >| > * can underflow in the 100ms detection time frame
| >| > */
| >| >- __setup_APIC_LVTT(1000000000, 0, 0);
| >| >+ __setup_APIC_LVTT(0xffffffff, 0, 0);
| >| >
| >| > /* Let the interrupts run */
| >| > local_irq_enable();
| >| >
| >|
| >| Agree with the APIC_DIVISOR part.
| >|
| >| But, not sure why/how the second change is related to this
| >APIC_DIVISOR being 16.
| >| Also, another nit. Technically we are not setting the "APIC
| >counter to maximum"
| >| as we do divide by 16 before programming initial count
| >register in __setup_APIC_LVTT().
| >|
| >| Thanks,
| >| Venki
| >|
| >
| >From __setup_APIC_LVTT(0xffffffff, 0, 0) caller point of view we do
| >set maximum possible value. How you could make it bigger?
| >(without additional changes _inside_ __setup_APIC_LVTT itself).
|
|
| The basic question is why are we making this change now? Is the old value
| breaking some system today? Or Is it not to break some future system with
| very high bus clock freq? If we are doing it to future proof things,
| we should be making more changes inside __setup_APIC_LVTT and make
| this maximum possible value..
|
| >Actually I wouldn't mind if you fix the comment if you don't like
| >this 'correlation' btw CLKs divisor and APIC_DIVISOR. No problem :)
|
| No problem. I can send a separate patch to change this calibration
| count to maximum once I understand why exactly we are doing it now :).
|
| Thanks,
| Venki
|

We do unify apic code I would say.

- Cyrill -


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