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    SubjectRe: [git pull] timer fix

    * Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

    > } while ((s32)(hpet_readl(HPET_COUNTER) - hpet_t1_cmp) > 0);

    that is also more efficient code by 6 bytes:

    before:

    ffffffff81020856: ff c3 inc %ebx
    ffffffff81020858: 48 05 f0 00 00 00 add $0xf0,%rax
    ffffffff8102085e: 8b 00 mov (%rax),%eax
    ffffffff81020860: 8b 15 2a 79 85 00 mov 0x85792a(%rip),%edx # ffffffff81878190 <hpet_t1_cmp>
    ffffffff81020866: 89 c0 mov %eax,%eax
    ffffffff81020868: 48 29 d0 sub %rdx,%rax
    ffffffff8102086b: 48 85 c0 test %rax,%rax
    ffffffff8102086e: 7f bf jg ffffffff8102082f <hpet_rtc_interrupt+0x68>
    ffffffff81020870: 85 db test %ebx,%ebx

    after:

    ffffffff81020856: ff c3 inc %ebx
    ffffffff81020858: 48 05 f0 00 00 00 add $0xf0,%rax
    ffffffff8102085e: 8b 00 mov (%rax),%eax
    ffffffff81020860: 2b 05 2a 79 85 00 sub 0x85792a(%rip),%eax # ffffffff81878190 <hpet_t1_cmp>
    ffffffff81020866: 85 c0 test %eax,%eax
    ffffffff81020868: 7f c5 jg ffffffff8102082f <hpet_rtc_interrupt+0x68>
    ffffffff8102086a: 85 db test %ebx,%ebx

    Kirill, Pavel, could you please re-test the updated commit attached below?

    Ingo

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    From 66a36a1e95fe9de9c6a56f0bcd01f4ba21929f86 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
    From: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org>
    Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:40:31 +0300
    Subject: [PATCH] x86: fix hpet timer reinit for x86_64

    There's a small problem with hpet_rtc_reinit function - it checks
    for the:

    hpet_readl(HPET_COUNTER) - hpet_t1_cmp > 0

    to continue increasing both the HPET_T1_CMP (register) and the
    hpet_t1_cmp (variable).

    But since the HPET_COUNTER is always 32-bit, if the hpet_t1_cmp
    is 64-bit this condition will always be FALSE once the latter hits
    the 32-bit boundary, and we can have a situation, when we don't
    increase the HPET_T1_CMP register high enough.

    The result - timer stops ticking, since HPET_T1_CMP becomes less,
    than the COUNTER and never increased again.

    The solution is (based on Linus's suggestion) to compare 64-bits
    (on 64-bit x86), but to do the comparison on 32-bit signed
    integers.

    Reported-by: Kirill Korotaev <dev@openvz.org>
    Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org>
    Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
    ---
    arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c | 2 +-
    1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c b/arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c
    index 64d5ad0..c761f91 100644
    --- a/arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c
    +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c
    @@ -1075,7 +1075,7 @@ static void hpet_rtc_timer_reinit(void)
    hpet_t1_cmp += delta;
    hpet_writel(hpet_t1_cmp, HPET_T1_CMP);
    lost_ints++;
    - } while ((long)(hpet_readl(HPET_COUNTER) - hpet_t1_cmp) > 0);
    + } while ((s32)(hpet_readl(HPET_COUNTER) - hpet_t1_cmp) > 0);

    if (lost_ints) {
    if (hpet_rtc_flags & RTC_PIE)

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