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Subject[PATCH] nohz: Do not warn about unstable tsc unless user uses nohz_full
If the user enables CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL and runs the kernel on a machine
with an unstable TSC, it will produce a WARN_ON dump as well as taint
the kernel. This is a bit extreme for a kernel that just enables a
feature but doesn't use it.

The warning should only happen if the user tries to use the feature by
either adding nohz_full to the kernel command line, or by enabling
CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL that makes nohz used on all CPUs at boot up. Note,
this second feature should not (yet) be used by distros or anyone that
doesn't care if NO_HZ is used or not.

Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>

diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index 6960172..6f47049 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -182,7 +182,8 @@ static bool can_stop_full_tick(void)
* Don't allow the user to think they can get
* full NO_HZ with this machine.
- WARN_ONCE(1, "NO_HZ FULL will not work with unstable sched clock");
+ WARN_ONCE(have_nohz_full_mask,
+ "NO_HZ FULL will not work with unstable sched clock");
return false;

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