Re: [PATCH 32/35] clockevents: Fix cpu down race for hrtimer based broadcasting

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Feb 19 2015 - 04:53:59 EST

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:31:53PM +0530, Preeti U Murthy wrote:
> On 02/18/2015 06:36 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 08:40:52AM +0530, Preeti U Murthy wrote:
> >>
> >> Look at the changelog,
> >
> > Heh, yah, clearly I tl;dr'd that. Indeed.
> >
> >> it explains why tick_takeover must be called
> >> *before* __cpu_die().
> >
> > Since you reported this, can you test if things work if you move that
> > function call to before __cpu_die() ?
> Yes it does. I had tested and posted out a patch to fix the issue
> here: I see now that tglx proposes
> to get rid of "taking over" tick duties going forward, rather "handing
> over" tick duties would be better. So the patch in the above link would
> not be acceptable. But minus the taking over of the do_timer, the cpu
> doing the hotplug takes over broadcast duty before __cpu_die() in this
> patch. This design works.

Great, /me amends patch.
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