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Subject[PATCH 4.14 022/110] parisc: Reduce irq overhead when run in qemu
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4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>

commit 636a415bcc7f4fd020ece8fd5fc648c4cef19c34 upstream.

When run under QEMU, calling mfctl(16) creates some overhead because the
qemu timer has to be scaled and moved into the register. This patch
reduces the number of calls to mfctl(16) by moving the calls out of the
loops.

Additionally, increase the minimal time interval to 8000 cycles instead
of 500 to compensate possible QEMU delays when delivering interrupts.

Signed-off-by: Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # 4.14+
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
arch/parisc/kernel/time.c | 9 +++++----
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/parisc/kernel/time.c
+++ b/arch/parisc/kernel/time.c
@@ -76,10 +76,10 @@ irqreturn_t __irq_entry timer_interrupt(
next_tick = cpuinfo->it_value;

/* Calculate how many ticks have elapsed. */
+ now = mfctl(16);
do {
++ticks_elapsed;
next_tick += cpt;
- now = mfctl(16);
} while (next_tick - now > cpt);

/* Store (in CR16 cycles) up to when we are accounting right now. */
@@ -103,16 +103,17 @@ irqreturn_t __irq_entry timer_interrupt(
* if one or the other wrapped. If "now" is "bigger" we'll end up
* with a very large unsigned number.
*/
- while (next_tick - mfctl(16) > cpt)
+ now = mfctl(16);
+ while (next_tick - now > cpt)
next_tick += cpt;

/* Program the IT when to deliver the next interrupt.
* Only bottom 32-bits of next_tick are writable in CR16!
* Timer interrupt will be delivered at least a few hundred cycles
- * after the IT fires, so if we are too close (<= 500 cycles) to the
+ * after the IT fires, so if we are too close (<= 8000 cycles) to the
* next cycle, simply skip it.
*/
- if (next_tick - mfctl(16) <= 500)
+ if (next_tick - now <= 8000)
next_tick += cpt;
mtctl(next_tick, 16);


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