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SubjectRe: [PATCHv3 4/4] arm: Add generic timer broadcast support
On 02/07/2013 03:04 AM, Mark Rutland wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
>
> Sorry about this; I'm to blame for the bug.
>
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 08:51:43PM +0000, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> On 01/14/2013 10:05 AM, Mark Rutland wrote:
>>> Implement timer_broadcast for the arm architecture, allowing for the use
>>> of clock_event_device_drivers decoupled from the timer tick broadcast
>>> mechanism.
>>
>> Mark, this patch is now in next-20130206 and causes a crash during boot
>> on Tegra. The reason appears to be because of:
>>
>>> diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c b/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c
>>
>>> @@ -524,7 +524,6 @@ static void __cpuinit percpu_timer_setup(void)
>>> struct clock_event_device *evt = &per_cpu(percpu_clockevent, cpu);
>>>
>>> evt->cpumask = cpumask_of(cpu);
>>> - evt->broadcast = smp_timer_broadcast;
>>
>> After that change, evt->broadcast is never assigned, and hence is NULL.
>> Yet elsewhere in kernel/time/tick-broadcast.c it's used unconditionally:
>>
>> static void tick_do_broadcast(struct cpumask *mask)
>> ...
>> if (!cpumask_empty(mask)) {
>> ...
>> td = &per_cpu(tick_cpu_device, cpumask_first(mask));
>> td->evtdev->broadcast(mask);
>>
>> Now perhaps the Tegra timer driver simply isn't being set up correctly,
>> so the bug is there... But the only other place I can find where
>> ->broadcast is assigned is in tick_device_uses_broadcast() which only
>> does it for "non-functional" timers, which doesn't apply to Tegra's timer.
>>
>
> The intent of 12ad100046: "clockevents: Add generic timer broadcast function"
> was to setup the broadcast function both for non-functional/dummy timers and
> those that stop in low-power states (CLOCK_EVT_FEAT_C3STOP). I missed the
> CLOCK_EVT_FEAT_C3STOP case.
>
> I believe the patch below will fix this for Tegra and any other platforms where
> broadcast is required in low power states.
>
> Stephen, could you test this for Tegra?

Tested-by: Stephen Warren <swarren@nvidia.com>

Thanks.


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