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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 03/17] sched_clock: Use an hrtimer instead of timer
On 07/22/13 11:21, John Stultz wrote:
> On 07/18/2013 04:21 PM, Stephen Boyd wrote:
>> In the next patch we're going to increase the number of bits that
>> the generic sched_clock can handle to be greater than 32. With
>> more than 32 bits the wraparound time can be larger than what can
>> fit into the units that msecs_to_jiffies takes (unsigned int).
>> Luckily, the wraparound is initially calculated in nanoseconds
>> which we can easily use with hrtimers, so switch to using an
>> hrtimer.
>>
>> Cc: Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk>
>> Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@codeaurora.org>
>
>
> Hrmm. So in my testing (under qemu), this patch causes bootup to hang.
>
> qemu-system-arm -kernel zImage-arm -M vexpress-a9 -cpu cortex-a9
> -nographic -m 1024 -append 'root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rw mem=1024M
> raid=noautodetect console=ttyAMA0,38400n8 rootwait vmalloc=256MB
> devtmpfs.mount=0' -sd test-arm.img -redir tcp:4300::22
>
> Config file attached.
>
> I haven't gotten a chance to look very closely, but it seems the
> folowing patch resolves the issue. I'm not sure if we're seeing
> callers to setup_sched_clock happen after sched_clock_postinit or
> what, but it probably needs another look over.
>
> thanks
> -john
>
>
> diff --git a/kernel/time/sched_clock.c b/kernel/time/sched_clock.c
> index a269890b..c018ffc 100644
> --- a/kernel/time/sched_clock.c
> +++ b/kernel/time/sched_clock.c
> @@ -138,12 +138,6 @@ void __init setup_sched_clock(u32 (*read)(void),
> int bits, unsigned long rate)
> pr_info("sched_clock: %u bits at %lu%cHz, resolution %lluns,
> wraps every %lluns\n",
> bits, r, r_unit, res, wrap);
>
> - /*
> - * Start the timer to keep sched_clock() properly updated and
> - * sets the initial epoch.
> - */
> - hrtimer_init(&sched_clock_timer, CLOCK_MONOTONIC, HRTIMER_MODE_REL);
> - sched_clock_timer.function = sched_clock_poll;
> update_sched_clock();
>
> /*
> @@ -175,6 +169,13 @@ void __init sched_clock_postinit(void)
> setup_sched_clock(jiffy_sched_clock_read, 32, HZ);
>
> update_sched_clock();
> +
> + /*
> + * Start the timer to keep sched_clock() properly updated and
> + * sets the initial epoch.
> + */
> + hrtimer_init(&sched_clock_timer, CLOCK_MONOTONIC, HRTIMER_MODE_REL);
> + sched_clock_timer.function = sched_clock_poll;
> hrtimer_start(&sched_clock_timer, cd.wrap_kt, HRTIMER_MODE_REL);
> }
>
>

Hmm. Is it too early to use hrtimers? Moving the hrtimer_start() into
sched_clock_register() also causes the same crash.

[ 0.000000] Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
virtual address 00000000
[ 0.000000] pgd = c0004000
[ 0.000000] [00000000] *pgd=00000000
[ 0.000000] Internal error: Oops: 5 [#1] SMP ARM
[ 0.000000] CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted
3.11.0-rc1-00017-gecfb8ad-dirty #69
[ 0.000000] task: c063b600 ti: c0630000 task.ti: c0630000
[ 0.000000] PC is at _raw_spin_lock_irqsave+0xc/0x48
[ 0.000000] LR is at lock_hrtimer_base+0x20/0x4c
[ 0.000000] pc : [<c043b7f8>] lr : [<c005edb8>] psr: a00001d3
[ 0.000000] sp : c0631f40 ip : 00000001 fp : 00000000
[ 0.000000] r10: 00000000 r9 : 410fc090 r8 : c06e44c0
[ 0.000000] r7 : c063c508 r6 : c0631f7c r5 : c06e44c0 r4 : c062e538
[ 0.000000] r3 : 00000024 r2 : 00000000 r1 : c0631f7c r0 : a00001d3
[ 0.000000] Flags: NzCv IRQs off FIQs off Mode SVC_32 ISA ARM
Segment kernel
[ 0.000000] Control: 10c5387d Table: 6000406a DAC: 00000015
[ 0.000000] Process swapper/0 (pid: 0, stack limit = 0xc0630238)
[ 0.000000] Stack: (0xc0631f40 to 0xc0632000)
[ 0.000000] 1f40: c06be640 c06150a0 c0f05940 c005f344 00000000
00989680 755552dc 00000024
[ 0.000000] 1f60: c063cd80 c0441354 755552dc 00000024 00000000
00000000 c063cd80 00000002
[ 0.000000] 1f80: c0441354 c06be640 c06150a0 c0f05940 c063c508
6000406a 410fc090 00000000
[ 0.000000] 1fa0: 00000000 c005f74c 00000000 00000001 00000001
00000000 00000000 c05e5984
[ 0.000000] 1fc0: 00000001 c05c2e38 00000001 c05c06e0 ffffffff
ffffffff c05c02ec 00000000
[ 0.000000] 1fe0: 00000000 c06150a0 10c5387d c0638418 c061509c
60008074 00000000 00000000
[ 0.000000] [<c043b7f8>] (_raw_spin_lock_irqsave+0xc/0x48) from
[<c005edb8>] (lock_hrtimer_base+0x20/0x4c)
[ 0.000000] [<c005edb8>] (lock_hrtimer_base+0x20/0x4c) from
[<c005f344>] (__hrtimer_start_range_ns+0x1c/0x3d8)
[ 0.000000] [<c005f344>] (__hrtimer_start_range_ns+0x1c/0x3d8) from
[<c005f74c>] (hrtimer_start+0x20/0x28)
[ 0.000000] [<c005f74c>] (hrtimer_start+0x20/0x28) from [<c05e5984>]
(sched_clock_postinit+0x44/0x5c)
[ 0.000000] [<c05e5984>] (sched_clock_postinit+0x44/0x5c) from
[<c05c06e0>] (start_kernel+0x1d0/0x31c)
[ 0.000000] [<c05c06e0>] (start_kernel+0x1d0/0x31c) from [<60008074>]
(0x60008074)
[ 0.000000] Code: e12fff1e e1a02000 e10f0000 f10c0080 (e1923f9f)

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