[PATCH 2/4] nohz: Get timekeeping max deferment outside jiffies_lock

From: Frederic Weisbecker
Date: Thu Jan 16 2014 - 10:42:28 EST

We don't need to fetch the timekeeping max deferment under the
jiffies_lock seqlock.

If the clocksource is updated concurrently while we stop the tick,
stop machine is called and the tick will be reevaluated again along with
uptodate jiffies and its related values.

Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alex Shi <alex.shi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: John Stultz <john.stultz@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Kevin Hilman <khilman@xxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1387320692-28460-9-git-send-email-fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
kernel/time/tick-sched.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index e4d0f09..68331d1 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -533,12 +533,13 @@ static ktime_t tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick(struct tick_sched *ts,
struct clock_event_device *dev = __get_cpu_var(tick_cpu_device).evtdev;
u64 time_delta;

+ time_delta = timekeeping_max_deferment();
/* Read jiffies and the time when jiffies were updated last */
do {
seq = read_seqbegin(&jiffies_lock);
last_update = last_jiffies_update;
last_jiffies = jiffies;
- time_delta = timekeeping_max_deferment();
} while (read_seqretry(&jiffies_lock, seq));

if (rcu_needs_cpu(cpu, &rcu_delta_jiffies) ||

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