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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Allwinner A64 timer workaround
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On 03/07/2018 20:42, Samuel Holland wrote:
> On 07/03/18 10:09, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>> On 11/05/18 03:27, Samuel Holland wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Several people (including me) have experienced extremely large system
>>> clock jumps on their A64-based devices, apparently due to the architectural
>>> timer going backward, which is interpreted by Linux as the timer wrapping
>>> around after 2^56 cycles.
>>>
>>> Investigation led to discovery of some obvious problems with this SoC's
>>> architectural timer, and this patch series introduces what I believe is
>>> the simplest workaround. More details are in the commit message for patch
>>> 1. Patch 2 simply enables the workaround in the device tree.
>>
>> What's the deal with this series? There was a couple of nits to address, and
>> I was more or less expecting a v2.
>
> I got reports that people were still occasionally having clock jumps after
> applying this series, so I wanted to attempt a more complete fix, but I haven't
> had time to do any deeper investigation. I think this series is still beneficial
> even if it's not a complete solution, so I'll come back with another patch on
> top of this if/once I get it fully fixed.
>
> I'll prepare a v2 with a bounded loop. Presumably, 3 * (max CPU Hz) / (24MHz
> timer) ≈ 150 should be a conservative iteration limit?
>
> Also, does this make sense to CC to stable?

I understand a partial fix is better than nothing but if you can narrow
down the issue and provide patches to fix it in one shot that would be
awesome.





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