[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH] igb: shorten maximum PHC timecounter update interval

Keller, Jacob E jacob.e.keller at intel.com
Fri Oct 26 15:47:49 UTC 2018

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miroslav Lichvar [mailto:mlichvar at redhat.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 5:04 AM
> To: Richard Cochran <richardcochran at gmail.com>
> Cc: intel-wired-lan at lists.osuosl.org; netdev at vger.kernel.org; Keller, Jacob E
> <jacob.e.keller at intel.com>; Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] igb: shorten maximum PHC timecounter update interval
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 07:05:30AM -0700, Richard Cochran wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 01:13:39PM +0200, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
> > > Since commit 500462a9d ("timers: Switch to a non-cascading wheel"),
> > > scheduling of delayed work seems to be less accurate and a requested
> > > delay of 540 seconds may actually be longer than 550 seconds. Shorten
> > > the delay to 480 seconds to be sure the timecounter is updated in time.
> >
> > Good catch.  This timer wheel change will affect other, similar
> > drivers.  Guess I'll go through and adjust their timeouts, too.
> I just realized that we need to fit there also any frequency
> adjustments of the PHC and system clock. The PHC can be set to run up
> to 6% faster and the system clock can be slowed down by up to 10%.
> Those 480 seconds in the igb driver is not short enough for that.
> Should I fix and resend this patch, or send a new one?
> Other drivers may have a similar problem.

Hmm, good point. I'd send a v2 of this patch, unless it's already been applied to net or net-next.


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> Miroslav Lichvar

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