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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.29-rc6
john stultz wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 18:39 -0800, john stultz wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 10:57 -0800, John Stultz wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 19:36 +0100, Jesper Krogh wrote:
>>>> jk@quad12:~$ python drift-test.py 10.192.96.19
>>>> 04 Mar 19:27:10 offset: -0.157696 drift: -693.0 ppm
>>>> 04 Mar 19:28:10 offset: -0.195134 drift: -625.098360656 ppm
>>>> 04 Mar 19:29:10 offset: -0.232579 drift: -624.595041322 ppm
>>>> 04 Mar 19:30:10 offset: -0.270021 drift: -624.408839779 ppm
>>>> 04 Mar 19:31:11 offset: -0.307461 drift: -621.727272727 ppm
>>>> 04 Mar 19:32:11 offset: -0.344903 drift: -622.185430464 ppm
>>>> 04 Mar 19:33:11 offset: -0.382345 drift: -622.491712707 ppm
>>>> 04 Mar 19:34:11 offset: -0.419794 drift: -622.727488152 ppm
>>>> 04 Mar 19:35:11 offset: -0.457239 drift: -622.89626556 ppm
>>>
>>> Yea, so from this and the settled ntpdc -c kerninfo data before, we can
>>> see that the drift is further out then the 500ppm NTP can handle.
>>>
>>> So with that at least confirmed, we can focus back on to the fast-pit
>>> tsc calibration code.
>>>
>>> Ingo, Thomas: I'm missing a bit of the context to that patch, other then
>>> just speeding up boot times, was there other rational for moving away
>>> from the ACPI PM timer based calibration?
>>>
>>> Could we maybe add a quick test that the pit reads actually take the
>>> assumed 2us max? Doing this maybe via the HPET/ACPI PM?
>> Hey Jesper,
>>
>> Here's a very-hackish patch to see if the approach I'm considering
>> might fix the issue you're hitting. Could you apply it, boot the kernel
>> a few times and send me the following segments of the dmesg for each of
>> those boots (the example below is from my test box)?
>>
>> tsc delta: 44418024
>> ref_freq: 3000100 pit_freq: 3000384
>> TSC: Fast PIT calibration matches PMTIMER.
>> TSC: PIT calibration matches PMTIMER. 1 loops
>> Detected 3000.045 MHz processor.

Hi John.

Patched into 2.6.28.7 ..

First boot.
[ 0.000000] tsc delta: 34203220
[ 0.000000] ref_freq: 2311825 pit_freq: 2310386
[ 0.000000] TSC: Fast PIT calibration matches PMTIMER.
[ 0.000000] TSC: PIT calibration matches PMTIMER. 2 loops
[ 0.000000] Detected 2311.877 MHz processor.
Second boot:
[ 0.000000] tsc delta: 34200313
[ 0.000000] ref_freq: 2311803 pit_freq: 2310190
[ 0.000000] TSC: Fast PIT calibration matches PMTIMER.
[ 0.000000] TSC: PIT calibration matches PMTIMER. 2 loops
[ 0.000000] Detected 2311.876 MHz processor.
Third boot:
[ 0.000000] tsc delta: 34198686
[ 0.000000] ref_freq: 2311824 pit_freq: 2310080
[ 0.000000] TSC: Fast PIT calibration matches PMTIMER.
[ 0.000000] TSC: PIT calibration matches PMTIMER. 1 loops
[ 0.000000] Detected 2311.872 MHz processor.
Fourth boot:
[ 0.000000] tsc delta: 34199433
[ 0.000000] ref_freq: 2311831 pit_freq: 2310130
[ 0.000000] TSC: Fast PIT calibration matches PMTIMER.
[ 0.000000] TSC: PIT calibration matches PMTIMER. 2 loops
[ 0.000000] Detected 2311.821 MHz processor.



--
Jesper


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