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Subject[RFC 1/7] hrtimer: Warn if hrtimer_start*() failed to enqueue hrtimer
hrtimer_start*() family never fails to enqueue a hrtimer to a clock-base. The
only special case is when the hrtimer was in past. If it is getting enqueued to
local CPUs's clock-base, we raise a softirq and exit, else we handle that on
next interrupt on remote CPU.

At several places in kernel we check if hrtimer is enqueued properly with
hrtimer_active(). This isn't required and can be dropped.

Before fixing that, lets make sure hrtimer is always enqueued properly by adding


towards the end of __hrtimer_start_range_ns().

Suggested-by: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <>
kernel/hrtimer.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/hrtimer.c b/kernel/hrtimer.c
index 3ab2899..cf40209 100644
--- a/kernel/hrtimer.c
+++ b/kernel/hrtimer.c
@@ -1037,6 +1037,8 @@ int __hrtimer_start_range_ns(struct hrtimer *timer, ktime_t tim,

unlock_hrtimer_base(timer, &flags);

+ /* Make sure timer is enqueued */
+ WARN_ON_ONCE(!hrtimer_active(timer));
return ret;

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