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Subject[RT PATCH 1/2] timers: wakeup all timer waiters
The base lock is dropped during the invocation if the timer. That means
it is possible that we have one waiter while timer1 is running and once
this one finished, we get another waiter while timer2 is running. Since
we wake up only one waiter it is possible that we miss the other one.
This will probably heal itself over time because most of the time we
complete timers without an active wake up.
To avoid the scenario where we don't wake up all waiters at once,
wake_up_all() is used.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
kernel/time/timer.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/time/timer.c b/kernel/time/timer.c
index 5f9d3599ef0a..b3c3d3a6216f 100644
--- a/kernel/time/timer.c
+++ b/kernel/time/timer.c
@@ -1051,7 +1051,7 @@ static void wait_for_running_timer(struct timer_list *timer)
base->running_timer != timer);

-# define wakeup_timer_waiters(b) wake_up(&(b)->wait_for_running_timer)
+# define wakeup_timer_waiters(b) wake_up_all(&(b)->wait_for_running_timer)
static inline void wait_for_running_timer(struct timer_list *timer)
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