[PATCH v5] clocksource: arch_timer: Fix code to use physical timers when requested

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Thu Dec 4 23:30:00 PST 2014

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 11:02:44PM -0800, Sonny Rao wrote:
> This is a bug fix for using physical arch timers when
> the arch_timer_use_virtual boolean is false.  It restores the
> arch_counter_get_cntpct() function after removal in
> 0d651e4e "clocksource: arch_timer: use virtual counters"
> We need this on certain ARMv7 systems which are architected like this:
> * The firmware doesn't know and doesn't care about hypervisor mode and
>   we don't want to add the complexity of hypervisor there.
> * The firmware isn't involved in SMP bringup or resume.
> * The ARCH timer come up with an uninitialized offset between the
>   virtual and physical counters.  Each core gets a different random
>   offset.
> * The device boots in "Secure SVC" mode.
> * Nothing has touched the reset value of CNTHCTL.PL1PCEN or
>   CNTHCTL.PL1PCTEN (both default to 1 at reset)
> One example of such as system is RK3288 where it is much simpler to
> use the physical counter since there's nobody managing the offset and
> each time a core goes down and comes back up it will get reinitialized
> to some other random value.
> Fixes: 0d651e4e65e9 ("clocksource: arch_timer: use virtual counters")
> Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Sonny Rao <sonnyrao at chromium.org>
> Acked-by: Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net>

Applied to a topic branch in arm-soc so we can include it in next/dt and
next/drivers as appropriate for rk3288.

Thanks, all!


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