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From: Thomas Gleixner <>
To: Harry Pan <>
Cc: Harry Pan <>,
	LKML <>,
	Stephen Boyd <>,
	John Stultz <>,, Dave Hansen <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] clocksource: Untrust the clocksource watchdog when its interval is too small
Date: Sat, 18 May 2019 20:21:24 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>


On Sun, 19 May 2019, Harry Pan wrote:

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
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> I just want to point out: it is wrong if a problematic watchdog clocksource
> kicks off the main clocksource while this watchdog mechanism is unable to
> validate itself through a simple interval check;
> there is no any hardwired knowledge in this patch.

The point is, that any clocksource which is not reliable needs to be marked
as such and cannot be used as watchdog clocksource or as clocksource at all.

You're papering over the underlying problem. If HPET is not longer
reliable, then HPET needs to be blacklisted, not only as clocksource, also
as clockevent device and no exposure via the HPET device interface.

Everything else is just cosmetical surgery. And no, we are not going to
verify whether the watchdog clocksource might be wrong simply because you
create a circular dependency of what is watching what.

Please provide a list of SKUs which are affected and we disable HPET on



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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-16  9:06 [PATCH] " Harry Pan
2019-05-18 14:10 ` [PATCH v2] " Harry Pan
2019-05-18 15:26   ` Thomas Gleixner
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2019-05-18 18:21       ` Thomas Gleixner [this message]
2019-05-18 17:45   ` [PATCH v3] clocksource: Untrust the watchdog if " Harry Pan

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