Since a clocksource change post 3.2-rc1, tasks on my DB1500 board
hang after random amounts of time (from a few minutes to a few hours),
regardless of load. Debugging showed that the compare-match register
value is a few seconds lower than the current counter value.
The minimum value of 8 was initialy determined by a trial-and-error
approach. Currently it is sufficient for all Alchemys (without PCI
apparently), independent of CPU clock; only the DB1500 and DB1550
boards experience these timer-related tasks hangs now.
This patch increases the minimum timeout by 1 (to 9 counter ticks)
which seems sufficient since the systems are still working perfectly
fine after over 24 hours.
Signed-off-by: Manuel Lauss <email@example.com>
Please consider for 3.2
arch/mips/alchemy/common/time.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/mips/alchemy/common/time.c b/arch/mips/alchemy/common/time.c
index a594a85..63ba51f 100644
@@ -146,7 +146,7 @@ static int __init alchemy_time_init(unsigned int m2int)
cd->shift = 32;
cd->mult = div_sc(32768, NSEC_PER_SEC, cd->shift);
cd->max_delta_ns = clockevent_delta2ns(0xffffffff, cd);
- cd->min_delta_ns = clockevent_delta2ns(8, cd); /* ~0.25ms */
+ cd->min_delta_ns = clockevent_delta2ns(9, cd); /* ~0.28ms */