Re: [PATCH] time: Fix timeekeping_get_ns overflow on 32bit systems

From: Prarit Bhargava
Date: Wed Sep 12 2012 - 10:53:14 EST

On 09/11/2012 07:26 PM, John Stultz wrote:
> Thomas: Please queue this in tip/timers/urgent for 3.6.
> Daniel Lezcano reported seeing multi-second stalls from
> keyboard input on his T61 laptop when NOHZ and CPU_IDLE
> were enabled on a 32bit kernel.
> He bisected the problem down to
> 1e75fa8be9fb61e1af46b5b3b176347a4c958ca1 (time: Condense
> timekeeper.xtime into xtime_sec).
> After reproducing this issue, I narrowed the problem down
> to the fact that timekeeping_get_ns() returns a 64bit
> nsec value that hasn't been accumulated. In some cases
> this value was being then stored in timespec.tv_nsec
> (which is a long).
> On 32bit systems, With idle times larger then 4 seconds
> (or less, depending on the value of xtime_nsec), the
> returned nsec value would overflow 32bits. This limited
> kept time from increasing, causing timers to not expire.
> The fix is to make sure we don't directly store the
> result of timekeeping_get_ns() into a tv_nsec field,
> instead using a 64bit nsec value which can then be
> added into the timespec via timespec_add_ns().
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Richard Cochran <richardcochran@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reported-and-bisected-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: John Stultz <john.stultz@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@xxxxxxxxxx>

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