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SubjectRe: [PATCH] hpet: hpet driver periodic timer setup bug fixes
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Hi,

One comment on this patch.

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Pallipadi,
Venkatesh<venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com> wrote:
> From: Nils Carlson <nils.carlson@ericsson.com>
>
> The periodic interrupt from drivers/char/hpet.c does not work correctly,
> both when using the periodic capability of the hardware and while
> emulating the periodic interrupt (when hardware does not support
> periodic mode).
>
> With timers capable of periodic interrupts, the comparator field is first
> set with the period value followed by set of hidden accumulator,
> which has the side effect of overwriting the comparator value. This
> results in wrong periodicity for the interrupts. For,
> periodic interrupts to work, following steps are necessary, in that order.
> * Set config with Tn_VAL_SET_CNF bit
> * Write to hidden accumulator, the value written is the time when the
>  first interrupt should be generated
> * Write compartor with period interval for subsequent interrupts
> (http://www.intel.com/hardwaredesign/hpetspec_1.pdf )
>
> When emulating periodic timer with timers not capable of periodic
> interrupt, driver is adding the period to counter value instead of
> comparator value, which causes slow drift when using this emulation.
>
> Also, driver seems to add hpetp->hp_delta both while setting up
> periodic interrupt and while emulating periodic interrupts with timers
> not capable of doing periodic interrupts. This hp_delta will result in
> slower than expected interrupt rate and should not be used while setting
> the interval.
>
> Signed-off-by: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Nils Carlson <nils.carlson@ericsson.com>
> ---
>  drivers/char/hpet.c |   21 ++++++++++++---------
>  1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/char/hpet.c b/drivers/char/hpet.c
> index 4a9f349..70a770a 100644
> --- a/drivers/char/hpet.c
> +++ b/drivers/char/hpet.c
> @@ -166,9 +166,8 @@ static irqreturn_t hpet_interrupt(int irq, void *data)
>                unsigned long m, t;
>
>                t = devp->hd_ireqfreq;
> -               m = read_counter(&devp->hd_hpet->hpet_mc);
> -               write_counter(t + m + devp->hd_hpets->hp_delta,
> -                             &devp->hd_timer->hpet_compare);
> +               m = read_counter(&devp->hd_timer->hpet_compare);
> +               write_counter(t + m, &devp->hd_timer->hpet_compare);
>        }
>
>        if (devp->hd_flags & HPET_SHARED_IRQ)
> @@ -504,21 +503,25 @@ static int hpet_ioctl_ieon(struct hpet_dev *devp)
>        g = v | Tn_32MODE_CNF_MASK | Tn_INT_ENB_CNF_MASK;
>
>        if (devp->hd_flags & HPET_PERIODIC) {
> -               write_counter(t, &timer->hpet_compare);
>                g |= Tn_TYPE_CNF_MASK;
> -               v |= Tn_TYPE_CNF_MASK;
> -               writeq(v, &timer->hpet_config);
> -               v |= Tn_VAL_SET_CNF_MASK;
> +               v |= Tn_TYPE_CNF_MASK | Tn_VAL_SET_CNF_MASK;
>                writeq(v, &timer->hpet_config);
>                local_irq_save(flags);
>
> -               /* NOTE:  what we modify here is a hidden accumulator
> +               /*
> +                * NOTE: First we modify the hidden accumulator
>                 * register supported by periodic-capable comparators.
>                 * We never want to modify the (single) counter; that
> -                * would affect all the comparators.
> +                * would affect all the comparators. The value written
> +                * is the counter value when the first interrupt is due.
>                 */
>                m = read_counter(&hpet->hpet_mc);
>                write_counter(t + m + hpetp->hp_delta, &timer->hpet_compare);
> +               /*
> +                * Then we modify the comparator, indicating the period
> +                * for subsequent interrupt.
> +                */
> +               write_counter(t, &timer->hpet_compare);
>        } else {
>                local_irq_save(flags);
>                m = read_counter(&hpet->hpet_mc);

Shouldn't
write_counter(t + m + hpetp->hp_delta, &timer->hpet_compare);
be deleted if we are doing
write_counter(t, &timer->hpet_compare);
?

Regards,

--
Goldwyn
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