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

Yingjoe Chen yingjoe.chen at mediatek.com
Wed Dec 10 01:19:26 PST 2014

On Tue, 2014-12-09 at 16:58 +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> You mix timer and counter terms here. Anyway, of we use physical timer,
> you could argue that it makes sense to use the corresponding physical
> counter (CNTPCT). However, on arm64 we only expose CNTVCT to user VDSO
> and we want to use the same in the kernel. When booting at EL2, CNTVCT
> == CNTPCT because we control CNTVOFF, that's unless we have some broken
> firmware that does not restore CNTVOFF correctly. That's what we want
> to spot early, hence the aim to always use the virtual counter (but not
> the timer, use use the physical timer as it makes it easier for KVM).
> So the patch below, on top of linux-next, should solve the BUG():

Thanks for detail explanation and the patch. I tested it on my platform
and it did solve the issue. So,

Tested-by: Yingjoe Chen <yingjoe.chen at mediatek.com>


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