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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] watchdog: fix rounding issues in get_sample_period()
Don Zickus (dzickus@redhat.com) wrote:
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 04:34:58PM -0700, Mandeep Singh Baines wrote:
> > In get_sample_period(), softlockup_thresh is integer divided by 5 before
> > the multiplication by NSEC_PER_SEC. This results in softlockup_thresh
> > being rounded down to the nearest integer multiple of 5.
> >
> > For example, a softlockup_thresh of 4 rounds down to 0.
>
> Mandeep,
>
> Thanks for the patches. Unfortunately, I am taking some time off so I'll
> shephard these patches when I get back. For the most part they look fine,
> aside from Ingo's comments.
>

No problem. Enjoy your time off:)

Ingo, since Don is out, would you mind acking the patches (assuming you're
happy). It simplifies pushing these patches into our local ChromiumOS tree
if I have an upstream ack.

> Cheers,
> Don
>
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mandeep Singh Baines <msb@chromium.org>
> > Cc: Marcin Slusarz <marcin.slusarz@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> > Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> > ---
> > kernel/watchdog.c | 2 +-
> > 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/watchdog.c b/kernel/watchdog.c
> > index 14733d4..a06972d 100644
> > --- a/kernel/watchdog.c
> > +++ b/kernel/watchdog.c
> > @@ -110,7 +110,7 @@ static unsigned long get_sample_period(void)
> > * increment before the hardlockup detector generates
> > * a warning
> > */
> > - return softlockup_thresh / 5 * NSEC_PER_SEC;
> > + return softlockup_thresh * (NSEC_PER_SEC / 5);
> > }
> >
> > /* Commands for resetting the watchdog */
> > --
> > 1.7.3.1
> >


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