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Subject[ 25/68] nohz: Fix stale jiffies update in tick_nohz_restart()
3.2-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>

commit 6f103929f8979d2638e58d7f7fda0beefcb8ee7e upstream.

Fix tick_nohz_restart() to not use a stale ktime_t "now" value when
calling tick_do_update_jiffies64(now).

If we reach this point in the loop it means that we crossed a tick
boundary since we grabbed the "now" timestamp, so at this point "now"
refers to a time in the old jiffy, so using the old value for "now" is
incorrect, and is likely to give us a stale jiffies value.

In particular, the first time through the loop the
tick_do_update_jiffies64(now) call is always a no-op, since the
caller, tick_nohz_restart_sched_tick(), will have already called
tick_do_update_jiffies64(now) with that "now" value.

Note that tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick() already uses the correct
approach: when we notice we cross a jiffy boundary, grab a new
timestamp with ktime_get(), and *then* update jiffies.

Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>
Cc: Ben Segall <bsegall@google.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1332875377-23014-1-git-send-email-ncardwell@google.com
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
kernel/time/tick-sched.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -508,9 +508,9 @@ static void tick_nohz_restart(struct tic
hrtimer_get_expires(&ts->sched_timer), 0))
break;
}
- /* Update jiffies and reread time */
- tick_do_update_jiffies64(now);
+ /* Reread time and update jiffies */
now = ktime_get();
+ tick_do_update_jiffies64(now);
}
}




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