Re: [MIPS]clocks_calc_mult_shift() may gen a too big mult value

From: John Stultz
Date: Mon Oct 31 2011 - 09:07:06 EST

On Mon, 2011-10-31 at 18:48 +0800, Chen Jie wrote:
> Hi,
> 2011/10/31 Yong Zhang <yong.zhang0@xxxxxxxxx>:
> > On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Chen Jie <chenj@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> On MIPS, with maxsec=4, clocks_calc_mult_shift() may generate a very
> >> big mult, which may easily cause timekeeper.mult overflow within
> >> timekeeping jobs.
> >
> > Hmmm, why not use clocksource_register_hz()/clocksource_register_khz()
> > instead? it's more convenient.
> Thanks for the suggestion. And sorry for I didn't notice the upstream
> code has already hooked to clocksource_register_hz() in csrc-r4k.c
> (We're using r4000 clock source)
> I'm afraid this still doesn't fix my case. Through
> clocksource_register_hz()->__clocksource_register_scale()->__clocksource_updatefreq_scale,
> I got a calculated maxsec = (0xffffffff - (0xffffffff>>5))/250000500 =
> 16 # assume mips_hpt_frequency=250000500
> With this maxsec, I got a mult of 0xffffde72, still too big.

Hrmm. Yong Zang is right to suggest clocksource_register_hz(), as the
intention of that code is to try to avoid these sorts of issues.

What is the corresponding shift value you're getting for the value

Could you annotate clocks_calc_mult_shift() a little bit to see where
things might be going wrong?


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