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From: Lukasz Luba <lukasz.luba@arm.com>
To: Ionela Voinescu <ionela.voinescu@arm.com>,
	catalin.marinas@arm.com, will@kernel.org, mark.rutland@arm.com,
	maz@kernel.org, suzuki.poulose@arm.com, sudeep.holla@arm.com,
	valentin.schneider@arm.com, rjw@rjwysocki.net
Cc: peterz@infradead.org, mingo@redhat.com,
	vincent.guittot@linaro.org, viresh.kumar@linaro.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 7/7] clocksource/drivers/arm_arch_timer: validate arch_timer_rate
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:01:54 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <89339501-5ee4-e871-3076-c8b02c6fbf6e@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200211184542.29585-8-ionela.voinescu@arm.com>

Hi Ionela, Valentin

On 2/11/20 6:45 PM, Ionela Voinescu wrote:
> From: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
> 
> Using an arch timer with a frequency of less than 1MHz can result in an
> incorrect functionality of the system which assumes a reasonable rate.
> 
> One example is the use of activity monitors for frequency invariance
> which uses the rate of the arch timer as the known rate of the constant
> cycle counter in computing its ratio compared to the maximum frequency
> of a CPU. For arch timer frequencies less than 1MHz this ratio could
> end up being 0 which is an invalid value for its use.
> 
> Therefore, warn if the arch timer rate is below 1MHz which contravenes
> the recommended architecture interval of 1 to 50MHz.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ionela Voinescu <ionela.voinescu@arm.com>
> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
> Cc: Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>
> ---
>   drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c | 18 +++++++++++++++---
>   1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c b/drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c
> index 9a5464c625b4..4faa930eabf8 100644
> --- a/drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c
> +++ b/drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c
> @@ -885,6 +885,17 @@ static int arch_timer_starting_cpu(unsigned int cpu)
>   	return 0;
>   }
>   
> +static int validate_timer_rate(void)
> +{
> +	if (!arch_timer_rate)
> +		return -EINVAL;
> +
> +	/* Arch timer frequency < 1MHz can cause trouble */
> +	WARN_ON(arch_timer_rate < 1000000);

I don't see a big value of having a patch just to add one extra warning,
in a situation which we handle in our code with in 6/7 with:

+	if (!ratio) {
+		pr_err("System timer frequency too low.\n");
+		return -EINVAL;
+	}

Furthermore, the value '100000' here is because of our code and
calculation in there, so it does not belong to arch timer. Someone
might ask why it's not 200000 or a define in our header...
Or questions asking why do you warn when that arch timer and cpu is not
AMU capable...

> +
> +	return 0;
> +}
> +
>   /*
>    * For historical reasons, when probing with DT we use whichever (non-zero)
>    * rate was probed first, and don't verify that others match. If the first node
> @@ -900,7 +911,7 @@ static void arch_timer_of_configure_rate(u32 rate, struct device_node *np)
>   		arch_timer_rate = rate;
>   
>   	/* Check the timer frequency. */
> -	if (arch_timer_rate == 0)
> +	if (validate_timer_rate())
>   		pr_warn("frequency not available\n");
>   }
>   
> @@ -1594,9 +1605,10 @@ static int __init arch_timer_acpi_init(struct acpi_table_header *table)
>   	 * CNTFRQ value. This *must* be correct.
>   	 */
>   	arch_timer_rate = arch_timer_get_cntfrq();
> -	if (!arch_timer_rate) {
> +	ret = validate_timer_rate();
> +	if (ret) {
>   		pr_err(FW_BUG "frequency not available.\n");
> -		return -EINVAL;
> +		return ret;
>   	}
>   
>   	arch_timer_uses_ppi = arch_timer_select_ppi();
> 

Lastly, this is arch timer.
To increase chances of getting merge soon, I would recommend to drop
the patch from this series.

Regards,
Lukasz

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-02-12 10:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-11 18:45 [PATCH v3 0/7] arm64: ARMv8.4 Activity Monitors support Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 1/7] arm64: add support for the AMU extension v1 Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 11:30   ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-02-12 14:54     ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-12 16:10     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 16:20       ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-02-12 18:20         ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 19:24           ` Suzuki K Poulose
2020-02-12 20:19         ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 16:24       ` Vladimir Murzin
2020-02-12 18:27         ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 2/7] arm64: trap to EL1 accesses to AMU counters from EL0 Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 11:44   ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-02-12 15:36   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 3/7] arm64/kvm: disable access to AMU registers from kvm guests Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 15:36   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-12 16:33   ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 4/7] Documentation: arm64: document support for the AMU extension Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 15:36   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 5/7] cpufreq: add function to get the hardware max frequency Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12  4:14   ` Viresh Kumar
2020-02-13 11:59   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-13 12:59     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-13 15:22       ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 6/7] arm64: use activity monitors for frequency invariance Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 18:59   ` Lukasz Luba
2020-02-13  9:47     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-17 16:59   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-23 18:49     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 7/7] clocksource/drivers/arm_arch_timer: validate arch_timer_rate Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12  9:30   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-12 10:32     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 10:01   ` Lukasz Luba [this message]
2020-02-12 10:12     ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-12 10:54       ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 10:55       ` Lukasz Luba
2020-02-12 11:10         ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-12 11:43           ` Lukasz Luba
2020-02-12 11:12         ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-14  0:35   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-14 15:45     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-14 15:57       ` Ionela Voinescu

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