Re: Regression: x86/tsc: Fix mark_tsc_unstable()

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Jun 11 2018 - 10:38:13 EST

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 04:17:42PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 01:59:15PM +0000, Jeremy Cline wrote:
> > A user has bisected the problem to the v4.16 commit 1ab4ca7c59d4
> > ("x86/tsc: Fix mark_tsc_unstable()"). According to the reporter,
> > explicitly setting "tsc=" on the kernel command line causes the boot to
> > always succeed. All the users have Thinkpad T500s or T400s (Core 2 Duos)
> Weird. So Core2 typically triggers mark_tsc_unstable() in either
> intel_idle or processor_idle. ISTR testing that when I did the patches.
> When I make that mark_tsc_unstable() in the idle drivers unconditional
> and boot my ivb with that, it doesn't want to fail. I've booted the
> machine 5 consequctive times without issue.
> Let me try and checkout -stable, maybe something's up with that.

Nope -stable seems to be working as well on the IVB (with modification).
I just dug up my T500 and that's actually still running the test kernel.
Let me try and build the -stable kernel for that.