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SubjectRe: [lkp] [sched/fair] 41e0d37f7a: divide error: 0000 [#1] SMP
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2016-05-04 19:41 GMT+08:00 Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@kernel.org>:
> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 2:53 AM, Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2016-05-03 21:33 GMT+08:00 Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@kernel.org>:
>>> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 11:25 AM, Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 2016-05-03 17:19 GMT+08:00 Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com>:
>>>>> 2016-05-03 16:32 GMT+08:00 Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>:
>>>>>> On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 09:10:51AM +0800, kernel test robot wrote:
>
> [cut]
>
>>>>> ----snip----
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/intel_pstate.c b/drivers/cpufreq/intel_pstate.c
>>>>> index 8b5a415..57b3843 100644
>>>>> --- a/drivers/cpufreq/intel_pstate.c
>>>>> +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/intel_pstate.c
>>>>> @@ -1241,6 +1241,7 @@ static int intel_pstate_init_cpu(unsigned int cpunum)
>>>>> intel_pstate_get_cpu_pstates(cpu);
>>>>>
>>>>> intel_pstate_busy_pid_reset(cpu);
>>>>> + intel_pstate_sample(cpu);
>>>>
>>>> intel_pstate_sample(cpu, 0);
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> cpu->update_util.func = intel_pstate_update_util;
>>>
>>> That would avoid the divide by 0, but the value returned by
>>> intel_pstate_get() would still be bogus.
>>
>> If your bogus means that some data is stale and could you explain more?
>
> get_avg_frequency() expects sample.aperf to be a delta between two
> different values of the APERF register obtained at two different
> instants of time, and analogously for sample.mperf, because that's
> when the formula used by it is guaranteed to be valid. This means
> that it generally is not sufficient to read those registers just once
> to get a meaningful result, they need to be read at least twice for
> that (with some time between the reads to let the counters grow
> sufficiently).
>
> With your modification sample.aperf and sample.mperf would simply
> contain the values of APERF and MPERF, respectively, at the the
> intel_pstate_sample(cpu, 0) invocation time, so using them in the
> computation would not be guaranteed to lead to a meaningful result.

I see, thanks Rafael.

Regards,
Wanpeng Li

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