Re: [PATCH v4 0/5] sched_clock: Optimize and avoid deadlock during read from NMI

From: Stephen Boyd
Date: Thu Feb 12 2015 - 22:49:46 EST

On 02/08/15 04:02, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> This patchset optimizes the generic sched_clock implementation by
> removing branches and significantly reducing the data cache profile. It
> also makes it safe to call sched_clock() from NMI (or FIQ on ARM).
> The data cache profile of sched_clock() in the original code is
> somewhere between 2 and 3 (64-byte) cache lines, depending on alignment
> of struct clock_data. After patching, the cache profile for the normal
> case should be a single cacheline.
> NMI safety was tested on i.MX6 with perf drowning the system in FIQs and
> using the perf handler to check that sched_clock() returned monotonic
> values. At the same time I forcefully reduced kt_wrap so that
> update_sched_clock() is being called at >1000Hz.
> Without the patches the above system is grossly unstable, surviving
> [9K,115K,25K] perf event cycles during three separate runs. With the
> patch I ran for over 9M perf event cycles before getting bored.

Looks good to me. For the series:

Reviewed-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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