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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 1/4] sched/clock: interface to allow timestamps early in boot
Hi, Pasha

At 09/28/2017 09:11 PM, Pasha Tatashin wrote:
>>>> It will be best if we can support TSC sync capability in x86, but seems
>>>> is not easy.
>>> Sure, your hardware achieving sync would be best, but even if it does
>>> not, we can still use TSC. Using notsc simple because you fail to sync
>>> TSCs is quite crazy.
>>> The thing is, we need to support unsync'ed TSC in any case, because
>>> older chips (pre Nehalem) didn't have synchronized TSC in any case, and
>>> it still happens on recent chips if the BIOS mucks it up, which happens
>>> surprisingly often :-(
>>> I would suggest you try your reconfigurable setup with "tsc=unstable"
>>> and see if that works for you. That marks the TSC unconditionally
>>> unstable at boot and avoids any further wobbles once the TSC watchdog
>>> notices (although that too _should_ more or less work).
>> That should do the trick nicely and we might just end up converting notsc
>> to tsc=unstable silently so we can avoid the bike shed discussions about
>> removing it.
> Ok, I will start working on converting notsc to unstable, and modify my
> patches to do what Peter suggested earlier. In the mean time, I'd like
> to hear from Dou if this setup works with dynamic reconfig.

OK, I will do it, But, October 1 is our national holiday, I will in
holiday, and I just returned the test machine. :-(

May reply you in middle of the October.



> Thank you,
> Pasha

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