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SubjectRe: 2.6.25-rc5-git6: Reported regressions from 2.6.24
Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Mar 2008, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>> | 1.78 us, TSC-warps:0 | 19.27 us, TOD-warps:0 | 19.37 us, CLOCK-warps:0
>> Ok. So the watchdog trigger is a false positive.
>> Thinking more about it, it looks like Andi's change triggers some
>> hidden bug in the combination of NO_HZ and add_timer_on(), where the
>> CPU on which the timer is added is likely in a long idle sleep. I look
>> into this tomorrow.
> Ok. Here is what's happening:
> CPU0 runs the watchdog timer and schedules it on CPU1.
> With NO_HZ enabled CPU1 is in a long idle sleep. At this point of the
> boot process there is probably no timer pending on CPU1, which means
> the idle sleep is infinite.
> Now some time later CPU1 gets woken by an interrupt/IPI and runs the
> timer wheel. At this point the pm_timer which is the reference clock
> has already wrapped around, so the watchdog thinks that there is a
> huge time difference and marks the TSC unstable.
> Aside of that watchdog issue this also affects the other users of
> add_timer_on(): e.g. queue_delayed_work_on().
> Can you please apply the patch below and verify it with Andi's
> watchdog patch applied ?

Did that , git head , Andi's + your patch but TSC is still marked unstable.

> Thanks,
> tglx


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