sched_clock always 0 and no process time accounting with 3.11-rc1

Baruch Siach baruch at
Wed Jul 17 05:12:09 EDT 2013

Hi Russell,

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 10:03:55AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 09:19:25AM +0300, Baruch Siach wrote:
> > Apparently the expression '(1 << 32)' evaluates to 1 on xtensa cross gcc, and 
> > x86_84 native gcc. According to my limited understanding, the C compiler is 
> > allowed to do so. This caused sched_clock_32() to return constant 0. I wonder 
> > how it didn't bite the ARM people who are using this code from quite some time 
> > (added LAKL to CC).
> It (a) used to be only 32-bit, and (b) <<32 on ARM evaluates to zero in
> a 32-bit context (it's not a rotate).
> Patch looks fine.

Thanks for the confirmation, I'll take it as an ack if you don't mind.

> I wonder who takes it... after all, I used to look
> after that code (after all, I'm the author of it), but now I guess as
> it's been moved under kernel/time, it's someone elses responsibility.

Since the code move went through the tree of the timekeepers, John Stultz and 
Thomas Gleixner, I guess they should handle it.


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