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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ntp: Use freezable workqueue for RTC synchronization
On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 6:48 AM Geert Uytterhoeven
<geert+renesas@glider.be> wrote:
>
> The bug fixed by commit e3fab2f3de081e98 ("ntp: Fix RTC synchronization
> on 32-bit platforms") revealed an underlying issue: RTC synchronization
> may happen anytime, even while the system is partially suspended.
>
> On systems where the RTC is connected to an I2C bus, the I2C bus
> controller may already or still be suspended, triggering a WARNING
> during suspend or resume from s2ram:
>
> WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 124 at drivers/i2c/i2c-core.h:54 __i2c_transfer+0x634/0x680
> i2c i2c-6: Transfer while suspended
> [...]
> Workqueue: events_power_efficient sync_hw_clock
> [...]
> [<c0738e08>] (__i2c_transfer) from [<c0738eac>] (i2c_transfer+0x58/0xf8)
> [<c0738eac>] (i2c_transfer) from [<c065202c>] (regmap_i2c_read+0x58/0x94)
> [<c065202c>] (regmap_i2c_read) from [<c064de40>] (_regmap_raw_read+0x19c/0x2f4)
> [<c064de40>] (_regmap_raw_read) from [<c064dfdc>] (_regmap_bus_read+0x44/0x68)
> [<c064dfdc>] (_regmap_bus_read) from [<c064ccb4>] (_regmap_read+0x84/0x1a4)
> [<c064ccb4>] (_regmap_read) from [<c064d334>] (_regmap_update_bits+0xa8/0xf4)
> [<c064d334>] (_regmap_update_bits) from [<c064d464>] (_regmap_select_page+0xe4/0x100)
> [<c064d464>] (_regmap_select_page) from [<c064d554>] (_regmap_raw_write_impl+0xd4/0x6c4)
> [<c064d554>] (_regmap_raw_write_impl) from [<c064ec10>] (_regmap_raw_write+0xd8/0x114)
> [<c064ec10>] (_regmap_raw_write) from [<c064eca4>] (regmap_raw_write+0x58/0x7c)
> [<c064eca4>] (regmap_raw_write) from [<c064ede0>] (regmap_bulk_write+0x118/0x13c)
> [<c064ede0>] (regmap_bulk_write) from [<c073660c>] (da9063_rtc_set_time+0x44/0x8c)
> [<c073660c>] (da9063_rtc_set_time) from [<c0734164>] (rtc_set_time+0xc8/0x228)
> [<c0734164>] (rtc_set_time) from [<c02abe78>] (sync_hw_clock+0x128/0x1fc)
> [<c02abe78>] (sync_hw_clock) from [<c023e6a0>] (process_one_work+0x330/0x550)
> [<c023e6a0>] (process_one_work) from [<c023f0a8>] (worker_thread+0x22c/0x2ec)
>
> Fix this race condition by using the freezable instead of the normal
> power-efficient workqueue.
>
> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>

LGTM

Acked-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@kernel.org>

> ---
> kernel/time/ntp.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/time/ntp.c b/kernel/time/ntp.c
> index 54d52fab201d283e..6310328fe398406a 100644
> --- a/kernel/time/ntp.c
> +++ b/kernel/time/ntp.c
> @@ -502,7 +502,7 @@ static struct hrtimer sync_hrtimer;
>
> static enum hrtimer_restart sync_timer_callback(struct hrtimer *timer)
> {
> - queue_work(system_power_efficient_wq, &sync_work);
> + queue_work(system_freezable_power_efficient_wq, &sync_work);
>
> return HRTIMER_NORESTART;
> }
> @@ -668,7 +668,7 @@ void ntp_notify_cmos_timer(void)
> * just a pointless work scheduled.
> */
> if (ntp_synced() && !hrtimer_is_queued(&sync_hrtimer))
> - queue_work(system_power_efficient_wq, &sync_work);
> + queue_work(system_freezable_power_efficient_wq, &sync_work);
> }
>
> static void __init ntp_init_cmos_sync(void)
> --
> 2.25.1
>

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