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SubjectRe: [PATCH] NTP: Let update_persistent_clock() sleep
On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 19:18:52 +0100 (BST)
"Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > > Roman does most of the NTP work afaik. I consider Thomas's git-hrt
> > > tree to be the route via which NTP changes get into linux-next and
> > > mainline.
> >
> > That function is a little misplaced, we already have a driver/rtc dir,
> > where this should go in the long term and ntp.c only providing the
> > trigger, that time is stable. There it would also be possible to better
> > take into account any quirks needed to update the chip.
>
> I posted a separate change to implement a backend using the RTC class
> device. I think this is the right solution till all the platforms are
> moved away from legacy RTC drivers.
>
> I think you are right about the long-term implications and apart from any
> possible quirks I think the interface could get improved as there are RTC
> chips we support nowadays that provide sub-second resolution.
>


Are there any objections to the patch under discussion?

Thanks.


From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>

This is a change that makes the 11-minute RTC update be run in the process
context. This is so that update_persistent_clock() can sleep, which may
be required for certain types of RTC hardware -- most notably I2C devices.

Signed-off-by: Maciej W. Rozycki <macro@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
Cc: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---
kernel/time/ntp.c | 12 ++++++------
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
diff -puN kernel/time/ntp.c~ntp-let-update_persistent_clock-sleep kernel/time/ntp.c
--- a/kernel/time/ntp.c~ntp-let-update_persistent_clock-sleep
+++ a/kernel/time/ntp.c
@@ -10,13 +10,13 @@

#include <linux/mm.h>
#include <linux/time.h>
-#include <linux/timer.h>
#include <linux/timex.h>
#include <linux/jiffies.h>
#include <linux/hrtimer.h>
#include <linux/capability.h>
#include <linux/math64.h>
#include <linux/clocksource.h>
+#include <linux/workqueue.h>
#include <asm/timex.h>

/*
@@ -218,11 +218,11 @@ void second_overflow(void)
/* Disable the cmos update - used by virtualization and embedded */
int no_sync_cmos_clock __read_mostly;

-static void sync_cmos_clock(unsigned long dummy);
+static void sync_cmos_clock(struct work_struct *work);

-static DEFINE_TIMER(sync_cmos_timer, sync_cmos_clock, 0, 0);
+static DECLARE_DELAYED_WORK(sync_cmos_work, sync_cmos_clock);

-static void sync_cmos_clock(unsigned long dummy)
+static void sync_cmos_clock(struct work_struct *work)
{
struct timespec now, next;
int fail = 1;
@@ -258,13 +258,13 @@ static void sync_cmos_clock(unsigned lon
next.tv_sec++;
next.tv_nsec -= NSEC_PER_SEC;
}
- mod_timer(&sync_cmos_timer, jiffies + timespec_to_jiffies(&next));
+ schedule_delayed_work(&sync_cmos_work, timespec_to_jiffies(&next));
}

static void notify_cmos_timer(void)
{
if (!no_sync_cmos_clock)
- mod_timer(&sync_cmos_timer, jiffies + 1);
+ schedule_delayed_work(&sync_cmos_work, 0);
}

#else
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