Re: [stable] [PATCH v2] msm: timer: compensate for timer shift inmsm_read_timer_count
From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Jun 21 2011 - 12:26:12 EST
On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 04:27:16PM -0700, David Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20 2011, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 01:55:38PM -0700, Jeff Ohlstein wrote:
> >> Some msm targets have timers whose lower bits are unreliable. So, we
> >> present our timers as lower frequency than they actually are, and ignore
> >> the bottom 5 bits on such targets. This compensation was erroneously
> >> removed from the msm_read_timer_count function, so restore it.
> >> This was broken by 94790ec25 "msm: timer: SMP timer support for msm".
> >> Signed-off-by: Jeff Ohlstein <johlstei@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> ---
> >> arch/arm/mach-msm/timer.c | 6 +++++-
> >> 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> > <formletter>
> > This is not the correct way to submit patches for inclusion in the
> > stable kernel tree. Please read Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
> > for how to do this properly.
> > </formletter>
> I don't think this patch was intended for stable in the first place.
> Jeff, this is a fix for 3.0-rcx, right?
Then why was it sent to stable@xxxxxxxxxx?
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