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Subject[PATCH 1/2] nohz: Do not warn about unstable tsc unless user uses nohz_full
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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>

If the user enables CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL and runs the kernel on a machine
with an unstable TSC, it will produce a WARN_ON dump as well as taint
the kernel. This is a bit extreme for a kernel that just enables a
feature but doesn't use it.

The warning should only happen if the user tries to use the feature by
either adding nohz_full to the kernel command line, or by enabling
CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL that makes nohz used on all CPUs at boot up. Note,
this second feature should not (yet) be used by distros or anyone that
doesn't care if NO_HZ is used or not.

Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Li Zhong <zhong@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Cc: Kevin Hilman <khilman@linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
---
kernel/time/tick-sched.c | 3 ++-
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index e80183f..1102534 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -182,7 +182,8 @@ static bool can_stop_full_tick(void)
* Don't allow the user to think they can get
* full NO_HZ with this machine.
*/
- WARN_ONCE(1, "NO_HZ FULL will not work with unstable sched clock");
+ WARN_ONCE(have_nohz_full_mask,
+ "NO_HZ FULL will not work with unstable sched clock");
return false;
}
#endif
--
1.7.5.4


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