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Subject[tip: timers/core] rtc: core: Make the sync offset default more realistic
The following commit has been merged into the timers/core branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 354c796b9270eb4780e59e3bdb83a3ae4930a832
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/354c796b9270eb4780e59e3bdb83a3ae4930a832
Author: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
AuthorDate: Sun, 06 Dec 2020 22:46:17 +01:00
Committer: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
CommitterDate: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 10:40:52 +01:00

rtc: core: Make the sync offset default more realistic

The offset which is used to steer the start of an RTC synchronization
update via rtc_set_ntp_time() is huge. The math behind this is:

tsched twrite(t2.tv_sec - 1) t2 (seconds increment)

twrite - tsched is the transport time for the write to hit the device.

t2 - twrite depends on the chip and is for most chips one second.

The rtc_set_ntp_time() calculation of tsched is:

tsched = t2 - 1sec - (t2 - twrite)

The default for the sync offset is 500ms which means that twrite - tsched
is 500ms assumed that t2 - twrite is one second.

This is 0.5 seconds off for RTCs which are directly accessible by IO writes
and probably for the majority of i2C/SPI based RTC off by an order of
magnitude. Set it to 5ms which should bring it closer to reality.

The default can be adjusted by drivers (rtc_cmos does so) and could be
adjusted further by a calibration method which is an orthogonal problem.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@nvidia.com>
Acked-by: Alexandre Belloni <alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20201206220541.960333166@linutronix.de

---
drivers/rtc/class.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/rtc/class.c b/drivers/rtc/class.c
index 7c88d19..d795737 100644
--- a/drivers/rtc/class.c
+++ b/drivers/rtc/class.c
@@ -201,7 +201,7 @@ static struct rtc_device *rtc_allocate_device(void)
device_initialize(&rtc->dev);

/* Drivers can revise this default after allocating the device. */
- rtc->set_offset_nsec = NSEC_PER_SEC / 2;
+ rtc->set_offset_nsec = 5 * NSEC_PER_MSEC;

rtc->irq_freq = 1;
rtc->max_user_freq = 64;
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