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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v4 17/21] x86/tsc: Switch to perf-based hardlockup detector if TSC become unstable
On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 05:35:51PM -0700, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> Hi Ricardo,

Hi Stephane,

> Thanks for your contribution here. It is very important to move the
> watchdog out of the PMU wherever possible.

Indeed, using the PMU for the hardlockup detector is still the default
option. This patch series proposes a new kernel command line to switch
to use the HPET.

>
> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 6:17 PM Ricardo Neri
> <ricardo.neri-calderon@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > The HPET-based hardlockup detector relies on the TSC to determine if an
> > observed NMI interrupt was originated by HPET timer. Hence, this detector
> > can no longer be used with an unstable TSC.
> >
> > In such case, permanently stop the HPET-based hardlockup detector and
> > start the perf-based detector.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ricardo Neri <ricardo.neri-calderon@linux.intel.com>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/include/asm/hpet.h | 2 ++
> > arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c | 2 ++
> > arch/x86/kernel/watchdog_hld.c | 7 +++++++
> > 3 files changed, 11 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/hpet.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/hpet.h
> > index fd99f2390714..a82cbe17479d 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/hpet.h
> > +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/hpet.h
> > @@ -128,6 +128,7 @@ extern int hardlockup_detector_hpet_init(void);
> > extern void hardlockup_detector_hpet_stop(void);
> > extern void hardlockup_detector_hpet_enable(unsigned int cpu);
> > extern void hardlockup_detector_hpet_disable(unsigned int cpu);
> > +extern void hardlockup_detector_switch_to_perf(void);
> > #else
> > static inline struct hpet_hld_data *hpet_hardlockup_detector_assign_timer(void)
> > { return NULL; }
> > @@ -136,6 +137,7 @@ static inline int hardlockup_detector_hpet_init(void)
> > static inline void hardlockup_detector_hpet_stop(void) {}
> > static inline void hardlockup_detector_hpet_enable(unsigned int cpu) {}
> > static inline void hardlockup_detector_hpet_disable(unsigned int cpu) {}
> > +static void harrdlockup_detector_switch_to_perf(void) {}
> > #endif /* CONFIG_X86_HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR_HPET */
> >
> This does not compile for me when CONFIG_X86_HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR_HPET
> is not enabled.
> because:
> 1- you have a typo on the function name
> 2- you are missing the inline keyword

I am sorry. This was an oversight on my side. I have corrected this in
preparation for a v5.

Thanks and BR,
Ricardo

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