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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] apei/ghes: fix ghes_poll_func by registering in non-deferrable mode
Hi Rafael, Len
Hope you get time to look into this patch.
Regards
--Bhaskar

On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 12:34 PM Bhaskar Upadhaya <bupadhaya@marvell.com> wrote:
>
> Currently Linux register ghes_poll_func with TIMER_DEFERRABLE flag,
> because of which it is serviced when the CPU eventually wakes up with a
> subsequent non-deferrable timer and not at the configured polling interval.
>
> For polling mode, the polling interval configured by firmware should not
> be exceeded as per ACPI_6_3 spec[refer Table 18-394], So Timer need to
> be configured in non-deferrable mode by removing TIMER_DEFERRABLE flag.
> With NO_HZ enabled and timer callback being configured in non-deferrable
> mode, timer callback will get called exactly after polling interval.
>
> Impact of removing TIMER_DEFFERABLE flag
> - With NO_HZ enabled, additional timer ticks and unnecessary wakeups of
> the cpu happens exactly after polling interval.
>
> - If polling interval is too small than polling function will be called
> too frequently which may stall the cpu.
>
> Signed-off-by: Bhaskar Upadhaya <bupadhaya@marvell.com>
> ---
> drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c b/drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c
> index 777f6f7122b4..c8f9230f69fb 100644
> --- a/drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c
> +++ b/drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c
> @@ -1181,7 +1181,7 @@ static int ghes_probe(struct platform_device *ghes_dev)
>
> switch (generic->notify.type) {
> case ACPI_HEST_NOTIFY_POLLED:
> - timer_setup(&ghes->timer, ghes_poll_func, TIMER_DEFERRABLE);
> + timer_setup(&ghes->timer, ghes_poll_func, 0);
> ghes_add_timer(ghes);
> break;
> case ACPI_HEST_NOTIFY_EXTERNAL:
> --
> 2.17.1
>

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