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On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 13:20 -0700, john stultz wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 01:50 +0200, Roman Zippel wrote:
> > > time-let-user-request-precision-from-current_tick_length.patch
> >
> > This is broken, as it simply throws away resolution depending on the
> > clock.
>
> So if the clock shift value is less then 12 (SHIFT_SCALE - 10), this is
> true, and currently that's only the jiffies case.
>
> Just to be clear, are you then suggesting that the accumulation in
> update_wall_time should be done in a fixed shifted nanosecond unit
> regardless of the clock shift value? Is SHIFT_SCALE-10, good enough in
> your mind for this?
>
> That seems not too difficult to do, and can be done w/ an incremental
> patch. I'll try to crank that out today.

Just to quickly get some feedback on this. Currently untested (I'm
working on that part now - Andrew, I'll send it to once it clears), but
it builds.

Roman: Your thoughts? Does it cover your concern?

thanks
-john


diff --git a/include/linux/clocksource.h b/include/linux/clocksource.h
index 4bc9428..884980a 100644
--- a/include/linux/clocksource.h
+++ b/include/linux/clocksource.h
@@ -146,14 +146,17 @@ static inline s64 cyc2ns(struct clocksou
return ret;
}

+
+#define CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT (SHIFT_SCALE - 10)
+
/**
* clocksource_calculate_interval - Calculates a clocksource interval struct
*
* @c: Pointer to clocksource.
* @length_nsec: Desired interval length in nanoseconds.
*
- * Calculates a fixed cycle/nsec interval for a given clocksource/adjustment
- * pair and interval request.
+ * Calculates a fixed cycle/nsec interval (in CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT units)
+ * for a given clocksource/adjustment pair and interval request.
*
* Unless you're the timekeeping code, you should not be using this!
*/
@@ -164,7 +167,7 @@ static inline void clocksource_calculate

/* XXX - All of this could use a whole lot of optimization */
tmp = length_nsec;
- tmp <<= c->shift;
+ tmp <<= CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT;
tmp += c->mult/2;
do_div(tmp, c->mult);

@@ -215,8 +218,8 @@ static inline int error_aproximation(u64
* @cycles_delta: Current unacounted cycle delta
* @error: Pointer to current error value
*
- * Returns clock shifted nanosecond adjustment to be applied against
- * the accumulated time value (ie: xtime).
+ * Returns CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT shifted nanosecond adjustment to be
+ * applied against the accumulated time value (ie: xtime).
*
* If the error value is large enough, this function calulates the
* (power of two) adjustment value, and adjusts the clock's mult and
diff --git a/kernel/timer.c b/kernel/timer.c
index 0569d40..588bfcd 100644
--- a/kernel/timer.c
+++ b/kernel/timer.c
@@ -1029,8 +1029,8 @@ static void update_wall_time(void)
s64 snsecs_per_sec;
cycle_t now, offset;

- snsecs_per_sec = (s64)NSEC_PER_SEC << clock->shift;
- remainder_snsecs += (s64)xtime.tv_nsec << clock->shift;
+ snsecs_per_sec = (s64)NSEC_PER_SEC << CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT;
+ remainder_snsecs += (s64)xtime.tv_nsec << CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT;

now = clocksource_read(clock);
offset = (now - last_clock_cycle)&clock->mask;
@@ -1039,8 +1039,11 @@ static void update_wall_time(void)
* case of lost or late ticks, it will accumulate correctly.
*/
while (offset > clock->interval_cycles) {
- /* get the ntp interval in clock shifted nanoseconds */
- s64 ntp_snsecs = current_tick_length(clock->shift);
+ /* get the ntp interval in CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT
+ * shifted nanoseconds:
+ */
+ s64 ntp_snsecs =
+ current_tick_length(CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT);

/* accumulate one interval */
remainder_snsecs += clock->interval_snsecs;
@@ -1049,7 +1052,7 @@ static void update_wall_time(void)

/* interpolator bits */
time_interpolator_update(clock->interval_snsecs
- >> clock->shift);
+ >> CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT);
/* increment the NTP state machine */
update_ntp_one_tick();

@@ -1066,8 +1069,8 @@ static void update_wall_time(void)
}
}
/* store full nanoseconds into xtime */
- xtime.tv_nsec = remainder_snsecs >> clock->shift;
- remainder_snsecs -= (s64)xtime.tv_nsec << clock->shift;
+ xtime.tv_nsec = remainder_snsecs >> CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT;
+ remainder_snsecs -= (s64)xtime.tv_nsec << CLOCKSOURCE_INTERVAL_SHIFT;

/* check to see if there is a new clocksource to use */
if (change_clocksource()) {

-
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