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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 07/14] m68k: atari: Convert to clocksource API
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Hi Finn,

this fixes the ssh timeout issues I reported for the earlier versions.
Can't see a large degradation of resolution either.

The race in the previous versions may have been exacerbated in part by
an incorrect assumption about the likelihood of counter wrap-around in
the old atari_gettimeoffset() implementation. The comment in the code
states that the likelihood is just 2%, so skips the interrupt pending
bit check if the counter has run down more than 2%. It does not follow
that the counter never runs down further than that threshold though. I
have found the distribution of counter values observed with interrupt
pending to be quite long-tailed, with a 50% threshold just beginning to
catch the majority of wrap-arounds.

Your solution to stop the clock instead of allowing a jump backwards is
much safer in this context.

Am 19.11.2018 um 14:10 schrieb Finn Thain:
> Add a platform clocksource by adapting the existing arch_gettimeoffset
> implementation.
>
> Normally the MFP timer C interrupt flag would be used to check for
> timer counter wrap-around. Unfortunately, that flag gets cleared by the
> MFP itself (due to automatic EOI mode). This means that
> mfp_timer_c_handler() and atari_read_clk() must race when accounting
> for counter wrap-around.
>
> That problem is avoided here by effectively stopping the clock when it
> might otherwise jump backwards. This harms clock accuracy; the result
> is not much better than the jiffies clocksource. Also, clock error is
> no longer uniformly distributed.
>
> Signed-off-by: Finn Thain <fthain@telegraphics.com.au>
> Acked-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>

Tested-by: Michael Schmitz <schmitzmic@gmail.com>
> ---
> TODO: find a spare counter for the clocksource, rather than hanging
> it off the HZ timer.
>
> It would be simpler to adopt the 'jiffies' clocksource here
> (c.f. patch for the hp300 platform in this series).
>
> Changed since v1:
> - Moved clk_total access to within the irq lock.
> - Renamed mfp_timer_handler and mfptimer_handler.
> - Avoid accessing the timer interrupt flag in atari_read_clk(). To
> get monotonicity, keep track of the previous timer counter value.
> ---
> arch/m68k/atari/time.c | 48 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------
> 1 file changed, 31 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/m68k/atari/time.c b/arch/m68k/atari/time.c
> index fafa20f75ab9..914832e55ec5 100644
> --- a/arch/m68k/atari/time.c
> +++ b/arch/m68k/atari/time.c
> @@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
> #include <linux/init.h>
> #include <linux/rtc.h>
> #include <linux/bcd.h>
> +#include <linux/clocksource.h>
> #include <linux/delay.h>
> #include <linux/export.h>
>
> @@ -24,12 +25,27 @@
> DEFINE_SPINLOCK(rtc_lock);
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(rtc_lock);
>
> +static u64 atari_read_clk(struct clocksource *cs);
> +
> +static struct clocksource atari_clk = {
> + .name = "mfp",
> + .rating = 100,
> + .read = atari_read_clk,
> + .mask = CLOCKSOURCE_MASK(32),
> + .flags = CLOCK_SOURCE_IS_CONTINUOUS,
> +};
> +
> +static u32 clk_total;
> +static u32 last_timer_count;
> +
> static irqreturn_t mfp_timer_c_handler(int irq, void *dev_id)
> {
> irq_handler_t timer_routine = dev_id;
> unsigned long flags;
>
> local_irq_save(flags);
> + last_timer_count = st_mfp.tim_dt_c;
> + clk_total += INT_TICKS;
> timer_routine(0, NULL);
> local_irq_restore(flags);
>
> @@ -44,32 +60,30 @@ atari_sched_init(irq_handler_t timer_routine)
> /* start timer C, div = 1:100 */
> st_mfp.tim_ct_cd = (st_mfp.tim_ct_cd & 15) | 0x60;
> /* install interrupt service routine for MFP Timer C */
> - if (request_irq(IRQ_MFP_TIMC, mfp_timer_c_handler, 0, "timer",
> + if (request_irq(IRQ_MFP_TIMC, mfp_timer_c_handler, IRQF_TIMER, "timer",
> timer_routine))
> pr_err("Couldn't register timer interrupt\n");
> +
> + clocksource_register_hz(&atari_clk, INT_CLK);
> }
>
> /* ++andreas: gettimeoffset fixed to check for pending interrupt */
>
> -#define TICK_SIZE 10000
> -
> -/* This is always executed with interrupts disabled. */
> -u32 atari_gettimeoffset(void)
> +static u64 atari_read_clk(struct clocksource *cs)
> {
> - u32 ticks, offset = 0;
> -
> - /* read MFP timer C current value */
> - ticks = st_mfp.tim_dt_c;
> - /* The probability of underflow is less than 2% */
> - if (ticks > INT_TICKS - INT_TICKS / 50)
> - /* Check for pending timer interrupt */
> - if (st_mfp.int_pn_b & (1 << 5))
> - offset = TICK_SIZE;
> + unsigned long flags;
> + u32 ticks;
>
> - ticks = INT_TICKS - ticks;
> - ticks = ticks * 10000L / INT_TICKS;
> + local_irq_save(flags);
> + ticks = st_mfp.tim_dt_c;
> + if (ticks > last_timer_count) /* timer wrapped since last interrupt */
> + ticks = last_timer_count;
> + last_timer_count = ticks;
> + ticks = INT_TICKS - ticks;
> + ticks += clk_total;
> + local_irq_restore(flags);
>
> - return (ticks + offset) * 1000;
> + return ticks;
> }
>
>
>

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