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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 03/17] sched_clock: Use an hrtimer instead of timer
On 07/22/13 11:45, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> 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.

Yes that seems to be the problem. The vexpress board is setting up the
sched_clock in setup_arch() (via v2m_init_early) which runs before
hrtimers_init(). I've only tested this on boards that setup the timer in
the time_init() callback which runs after hrtimers_init(). Your patch
should be fine, although it would be nice if we didn't have callers
setting up the sched_clock so early.

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