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Subject[tip:timers/core] hrtimer: Document hrtimer_forward[_now]() proper
Commit-ID:  91e5a2170e795989da9f90c18ba18984f23acc5b
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/91e5a2170e795989da9f90c18ba18984f23acc5b
Author: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
AuthorDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:02:22 +0000
Committer: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
CommitDate: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:06:48 +0200

hrtimer: Document hrtimer_forward[_now]() proper

Document the calling context conditions.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20150413210035.178751779@linutronix.de
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
---
include/linux/hrtimer.h | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
kernel/time/hrtimer.c | 8 ++++++++
2 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/hrtimer.h b/include/linux/hrtimer.h
index 05f6df1..7770676 100644
--- a/include/linux/hrtimer.h
+++ b/include/linux/hrtimer.h
@@ -418,7 +418,22 @@ static inline int hrtimer_callback_running(struct hrtimer *timer)
extern u64
hrtimer_forward(struct hrtimer *timer, ktime_t now, ktime_t interval);

-/* Forward a hrtimer so it expires after the hrtimer's current now */
+/**
+ * hrtimer_forward_now - forward the timer expiry so it expires after now
+ * @timer: hrtimer to forward
+ * @interval: the interval to forward
+ *
+ * Forward the timer expiry so it will expire after the current time
+ * of the hrtimer clock base. Returns the number of overruns.
+ *
+ * Can be safely called from the callback function of @timer. If
+ * called from other contexts @timer must neither be enqueued nor
+ * running the callback and the caller needs to take care of
+ * serialization.
+ *
+ * Note: This only updates the timer expiry value and does not requeue
+ * the timer.
+ */
static inline u64 hrtimer_forward_now(struct hrtimer *timer,
ktime_t interval)
{
diff --git a/kernel/time/hrtimer.c b/kernel/time/hrtimer.c
index 76d4bd9..b1a74ee 100644
--- a/kernel/time/hrtimer.c
+++ b/kernel/time/hrtimer.c
@@ -801,6 +801,14 @@ void unlock_hrtimer_base(const struct hrtimer *timer, unsigned long *flags)
*
* Forward the timer expiry so it will expire in the future.
* Returns the number of overruns.
+ *
+ * Can be safely called from the callback function of @timer. If
+ * called from other contexts @timer must neither be enqueued nor
+ * running the callback and the caller needs to take care of
+ * serialization.
+ *
+ * Note: This only updates the timer expiry value and does not requeue
+ * the timer.
*/
u64 hrtimer_forward(struct hrtimer *timer, ktime_t now, ktime_t interval)
{

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