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    SubjectRe: [BISECTED/2.6.35+] Regression: Machine runs really slowly after commit f12a15be
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    On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 21:38 +0200, Alexey Fisher wrote:
    > cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/current_clocksource
    > hpet
    >
    > cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource
    > hpet acpi_pm


    On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 22:43 +0300, Priit Laes wrote:
    > cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/current_clocksource
    > hpet
    > cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource
    > hpet acpi_pm


    Ok. Good. Chris Wilson has created the following patch which should
    hopefully resolve this issue. It would be great if you could try booting
    with it to verify that there are no other problems lurking here.

    Thanks again for the great bug reporting!

    thanks
    -john


    From: Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk>
    Subject: [PATCH] x86/hpet: Use the FSEC_PER_SEC constant for femto-second
    periods

    The current computation, introduced with f12a15be63, of FSEC_PER_SEC using
    the multiplication of (FSEC_PER_NSEC * NSEC_PER_SEC) is performed only
    with 32bit integers on small machines, resulting in an overflow and a
    *very* short intervals being programmed. An interrupt storm follows.

    Note that we also have to specify FSEC_PER_SEC as being long long to
    overcome the same limitations.

    Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk>
    Signed-off-by: John Stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com>
    Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
    ---
    arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c | 4 ++--
    include/linux/time.h | 2 +-
    2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c b/arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c
    index 33dbcc4..351f9c0 100644
    --- a/arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c
    +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/hpet.c
    @@ -582,7 +582,7 @@ static void init_one_hpet_msi_clockevent(struct hpet_dev *hdev, int cpu)
    * scaled math multiplication factor for nanosecond to hpet tick
    * conversion.
    */
    - hpet_freq = 1000000000000000ULL;
    + hpet_freq = FSEC_PER_SEC;
    do_div(hpet_freq, hpet_period);
    evt->mult = div_sc((unsigned long) hpet_freq,
    NSEC_PER_SEC, evt->shift);
    @@ -837,7 +837,7 @@ static int hpet_clocksource_register(void)
    * cyc/sec = FSEC_PER_SEC/hpet_period(fsec/cyc)
    * cyc/sec = (FSEC_PER_NSEC * NSEC_PER_SEC)/hpet_period
    */
    - hpet_freq = FSEC_PER_NSEC * NSEC_PER_SEC;
    + hpet_freq = FSEC_PER_SEC;
    do_div(hpet_freq, hpet_period);
    clocksource_register_hz(&clocksource_hpet, (u32)hpet_freq);

    diff --git a/include/linux/time.h b/include/linux/time.h
    index cb34e35..1261270 100644
    --- a/include/linux/time.h
    +++ b/include/linux/time.h
    @@ -38,7 +38,7 @@ extern struct timezone sys_tz;
    #define NSEC_PER_MSEC 1000000L
    #define USEC_PER_SEC 1000000L
    #define NSEC_PER_SEC 1000000000L
    -#define FSEC_PER_SEC 1000000000000000L
    +#define FSEC_PER_SEC 1000000000000000LL

    #define TIME_T_MAX (time_t)((1UL << ((sizeof(time_t) << 3) - 1)) - 1)

    --
    1.7.1





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