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SubjectRe: HPET timer broken using 2.6.23.13 / nanosleep() hangs
On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 06:10:52AM -0500, Andrew Paprocki wrote:
> I started debugging a problem I was having with my sky2 network driver
> under 2.6.23.13. The investigation led me to find that the HPET timer
> wasn't working at all, causing the sky2 driver to not work properly.
> Simple example:
>
> am2:/sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0# cat current_clocksource
> jiffies
> am2:/sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0# time sleep 1
> real 0m1.000s
> user 0m0.000s
> sys 0m0.000s
> am2:/sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0# echo tsc > current_clocksource
> am2:/sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0# time sleep 1
> real 0m1.005s
> user 0m0.004s
> sys 0m0.000s
> am2:/sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0# echo hpet >
> current_clocksource
> am2:/sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0# time sleep 1
> <hangs indefinetly...>
>
> Running strace shows it blocked on nanosleep(). I'm building the
> kernel with the processor type set to Athalon64. I've built it with
> and without SMP and high-res timers enabled and I get the same result.
> My previous 2.6.18-4 kernel works because it does not install HPET as
> the default timer. The same behavior occurs in 2.6.24-rc7 git head.
> I've attached the config/dmesg below.
>

It seems the HPET timer was not being assigned any IRQs at all. Can you
try the patch at http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/1/12/128 ?

Thanks,
--
regards,
Dhaval


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