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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86/vdso: Add VCLOCK_HVCLOCK vDSO clock read method
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Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> writes:

> On Thu, 9 Feb 2017, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_HYPERV_TSCPAGE
>> +static notrace u64 vread_hvclock(int *mode)
>> +{
>> + const struct ms_hyperv_tsc_page *tsc_pg =
>> + (const struct ms_hyperv_tsc_page *)&hvclock_page;
>> + u64 sequence, scale, offset, current_tick, cur_tsc;
>> +
>> + while (1) {
>> + sequence = READ_ONCE(tsc_pg->tsc_sequence);
>> + if (!sequence)
>> + break;
>> +
>> + scale = READ_ONCE(tsc_pg->tsc_scale);
>> + offset = READ_ONCE(tsc_pg->tsc_offset);
>> + rdtscll(cur_tsc);
>> +
>> + current_tick = mul_u64_u64_shr(cur_tsc, scale, 64) + offset;
>> +
>> + if (READ_ONCE(tsc_pg->tsc_sequence) == sequence)
>> + return current_tick;
>
> That sequence stuff lacks still a sensible explanation. It's fundamentally
> different from the sequence counting we do in the kernel, so documentation
> for it is really required.

Sure, do you think the following would do?

diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vclock_gettime.c b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vclock_gettime.c
index 4af10b4..886b600 100644
--- a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vclock_gettime.c
+++ b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vclock_gettime.c
@@ -154,6 +154,22 @@ static notrace u64 vread_hvclock(int *mode)
(const struct ms_hyperv_tsc_page *)&hvclock_page;
u64 sequence, scale, offset, current_tick, cur_tsc;

+ /*
+ * The protocol for reading Hyper-V TSC page is specified in Hypervisor
+ * Top-Level Functional Specification ver. 3.0 and above. To get the
+ * reference time we must do the following:
+ * - READ ReferenceTscSequence
+ * A special '0' value indicates the time source is unreliable and we
+ * need to use something else. The currently published specification
+ * versions (up to 4.0b) contain a mistake and wrongly claim '-1'
+ * instead of '0' as the special value, see commit c35b82ef0294.
+ * - ReferenceTime =
+ * ((RDTSC() * ReferenceTscScale) >> 64) + ReferenceTscOffset
+ * - READ ReferenceTscSequence again. In case its value has changed
+ * since our first reading we need to discard ReferenceTime and repeat
+ * the whole sequence as the hypervisor was updating the page in
+ * between.
+ */
while (1) {
sequence = READ_ONCE(tsc_pg->tsc_sequence);
if (!sequence)
--
Vitaly

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