Re: [patch 04/11] ALSA: pcsp: Make hrtimer forwarding more robust

From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Tue Sep 28 2021 - 04:58:32 EST

On Thu, 23 Sep 2021 18:04:25 +0200,
Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> The hrtimer callback pcsp_do_timer() prepares rearming of the timer with
> hrtimer_forward(). hrtimer_forward() is intended to provide a mechanism to
> forward the expiry time of the hrtimer by a multiple of the period argument
> so that the expiry time greater than the time provided in the 'now'
> argument.
> pcsp_do_timer() invokes hrtimer_forward() with the current timer expiry
> time as 'now' argument. That's providing a periodic timer expiry, but is
> not really robust when the timer callback is delayed so that the resulting
> new expiry time is already in the past which causes the callback to be
> invoked immediately again. If the timer is delayed then the back to back
> invocation is not really making it better than skipping the missed
> periods. Sound is distorted in any case.
> Use hrtimer_forward_now() which ensures that the next expiry is in the
> future. This prevents hogging the CPU in the timer expiry code and allows
> later on to remove hrtimer_forward() from the public interfaces.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: alsa-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Jaroslav Kysela <perex@xxxxxxxx>

Thanks, applied now to sound git tree.