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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix RTC_CLASS regression with PARISC
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On Monday 08 September 2008, David Miller wrote:
> From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
> Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 16:29:20 -0700
>
> > That said, there's a bit of unresolved stuff around NTP hooks
> > in the kernel. Some patches are pending to let thtem work with
> > the RTC framework -- where writing an RTC may need to sleep,
> > for example because the RTC is on an I2C or SPI bus. And
> > then there's the discussion of whether that shouldn't all be
> > handled by NTPD anyway, no special kernel support desired.
> > Alessandro has opinions there. ;)
>
> My update_persistent_clock() on sparc64 is:
>
> int update_persistent_clock(struct timespec now)
> {
> struct rtc_device *rtc = rtc_class_open("rtc0");

I'd be tempted to cache that ... notice how you never
close it, too. That will goof lots of refcounts...


> if (rtc)
> return rtc_set_mmss(rtc, now.tv_sec);
>
> return -1;
> }
>
> and that should handle this NTP shouldn't it?

Depends on what patches have applied; I've lost track
of whether it's now ok for update_persistent_clock()
to sleep. Previously it was not, without a critical
patch (appended).

Having something like that work is *certainly* a goal,
at least for those who don't want to get rid of those
kernel NTP hooks entirely.

And of course, once that works I'd claim it should live
in drivers/rtc for the benefit of other platforms. :)

- Dave

=============== CUT ON THE DOTTED LINE ==================
Subject: ntp: let update_persistent_clock() sleep
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>

This is a change that makes the 11-minute RTC update be run in the process
context. This is so that update_persistent_clock() can sleep, which may
be required for certain types of RTC hardware -- most notably I2C devices.

Signed-off-by: Maciej W. Rozycki <macro@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Cc: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---
kernel/time/ntp.c | 12 ++++++------
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/time/ntp.c 2008-06-30 21:20:51.000000000 -0700
+++ b/kernel/time/ntp.c 2008-06-30 21:21:27.000000000 -0700
@@ -10,13 +10,13 @@

#include <linux/mm.h>
#include <linux/time.h>
-#include <linux/timer.h>
#include <linux/timex.h>
#include <linux/jiffies.h>
#include <linux/hrtimer.h>
#include <linux/capability.h>
#include <linux/math64.h>
#include <linux/clocksource.h>
+#include <linux/workqueue.h>
#include <asm/timex.h>

/*
@@ -218,11 +218,11 @@ void second_overflow(void)
/* Disable the cmos update - used by virtualization and embedded */
int no_sync_cmos_clock __read_mostly;

-static void sync_cmos_clock(unsigned long dummy);
+static void sync_cmos_clock(struct work_struct *work);

-static DEFINE_TIMER(sync_cmos_timer, sync_cmos_clock, 0, 0);
+static DECLARE_DELAYED_WORK(sync_cmos_work, sync_cmos_clock);

-static void sync_cmos_clock(unsigned long dummy)
+static void sync_cmos_clock(struct work_struct *work)
{
struct timespec now, next;
int fail = 1;
@@ -258,13 +258,13 @@ static void sync_cmos_clock(unsigned lon
next.tv_sec++;
next.tv_nsec -= NSEC_PER_SEC;
}
- mod_timer(&sync_cmos_timer, jiffies + timespec_to_jiffies(&next));
+ schedule_delayed_work(&sync_cmos_work, timespec_to_jiffies(&next));
}

static void notify_cmos_timer(void)
{
if (!no_sync_cmos_clock)
- mod_timer(&sync_cmos_timer, jiffies + 1);
+ schedule_delayed_work(&sync_cmos_work, 0);
}

#else


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