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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RFC: arm64: arch_timer: Fix timer inconsistency test for A64
Hi,

Please Cc maintainers for drivers -- Marc and I maintain the arch timer
driver.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 02:13:47PM +0300, Roman Stratiienko wrote:
> Fixes linux_kselftest:timers_inconsistency-check_arm_64
>
> Test logs without the fix:
> '''
> binary returned non-zero. Exit code: 1, stderr: , stdout:
> Consistent CLOCK_REALTIME
> 1601335525:467086804
> 1601335525:467087554
> 1601335525:467088345
> 1601335525:467089095
> 1601335525:467089887
> 1601335525:467090637
> 1601335525:467091429
> 1601335525:467092179
> 1601335525:467092929
> 1601335525:467093720
> 1601335525:467094470
> 1601335525:467095262
> 1601335525:467096012
> 1601335525:467096804
> --------------------
> 1601335525:467097554
> 1601335525:467077012

That's 0x1BD757D2 followed by 0x1BD70794. The rollback is somewhere in
bits 15:12 to go from 0x1BD75xxx to 0x1BD70xxx, which suggests the
analysis in the existing comment is incomplete.

> --------------------
> 1601335525:467099095
> 1601335525:467099845
> 1601335525:467100637
> 1601335525:467101387
> 1601335525:467102179
> 1601335525:467102929
> '''

It would be very helpful if the commit message could explain the rough
idea behind the change, because the rationale is not clear to me.

> Signed-off-by: Roman Stratiienko <r.stratiienko@gmail.com>
> CC: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
> CC: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> CC: linux-sunxi@googlegroups.com
> CC: megous@megous.com
> ---
> drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c | 9 +++++----
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c b/drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c
> index 6c3e841801461..d50aa43cb654b 100644
> --- a/drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c
> +++ b/drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c
> @@ -346,16 +346,17 @@ static u64 notrace arm64_858921_read_cntvct_el0(void)
> * number of CPU cycles in 3 consecutive 24 MHz counter periods.
> */
> #define __sun50i_a64_read_reg(reg) ({ \
> - u64 _val; \
> + u64 _val1, _val2; \
> int _retries = 150; \
> \
> do { \
> - _val = read_sysreg(reg); \
> + _val1 = read_sysreg(reg); \
> + _val2 = read_sysreg(reg); \
> _retries--; \
> - } while (((_val + 1) & GENMASK(9, 0)) <= 1 && _retries); \
> + } while (((_val2 - _val1) > 0x10) && _retries); \

This is going to fail quite often at low CPU frequencies, and it's not
clear to me that this solves the problem any more generally. DO we know
what the underlying erratum is here?

Thanks,
Mark.

> \
> WARN_ON_ONCE(!_retries); \
> - _val; \
> + _val2; \
> })
>
> static u64 notrace sun50i_a64_read_cntpct_el0(void)
> --
> 2.25.1
>
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