Dropping "depends on SMP" for HAVE_ARM_TWD -- take 2
sboyd at codeaurora.org
Fri Oct 2 11:02:55 PDT 2015
On 10/02, Mason wrote:
> [ Adding original reporter ]
> On 02/10/2015 11:52, Mason wrote:
> > [ take 1 was sent on 2015-03-26 ]
> > Hello everyone,
> > In http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ports.arm.kernel/389931/focus=392348
> > Stephen Boyd wrote:
> >> I don't see any problem with the TWD dropping the dependency on SMP.
> >> The code should work the same on a UP configuration [...]
> > And Arnd recently said:
> >> I think this has come up before and should be fixed. Could you
> >> send a patch that allows using TWD in uniprocessor configurations?
> > Basically, this means reverting Shawn Guo's 904464b91eca patch.
> > and removing "depends on SMP" for HAVE_ARM_TWD.
> > However, Shawn's patch fixed an issue, therefore it seems likely
> > that simply reverting is not the proper solution?
> > What should I do?
> For reference, the warning used to be:
> ------------[ cut here ]------------
> WARNING: at arch/arm/kernel/smp_twd.c:345
> twd_local_timer_of_register failed (-6)
> Modules linked in:
> [<80011f14>] (dump_backtrace+0x0/0x10c) from [<8044dd30>]
> r7:805e9f58 r6:805ba84c r5:80539331 r4:00000159
> [<8044dd18>] (dump_stack+0x0/0x1c) from [<80020fbc>]
> [<80020f68>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x0/0x6c) from [<80021078>]
> r9:412fc09a r8:8fffffff r7:ffffffff r6:00000001 r5:80633b8c
> [<80021040>] (warn_slowpath_fmt+0x0/0x40) from [<805ba84]
> r3:fffffffa r2:8053934b
> [<805ba7d0>] (twd_local_timer_of_register+0x0/0x90) from [<805c0bec>]
> r5:80633800 r4:8053b701
> [<805c0bd4>] (imx6q_timer_init+0x0/0x4c) from [<805ba4e8>]
> r5:80633800 r4:805dc0f4
> [<805ba4c0>] (time_init+0x0/0x38) from [<805b6854>]
> [<805b66b4>] (start_kernel+0x0/0x310) from [<10008044>] (0x10008044)
> r8:1000406a r7:805f3f8c r6:805dc0c4 r5:805f0518 r4:10c5387d
> ---[ end trace 1b75b31a2719ed1c ]---
> I cannot reproduce on v4.2 + my platform...
The warning has been removed in commit 5028090d1da1 (ARM: 8434/1:
Revert "7655/1: smp_twd: make twd_local_timer_of_register() no-op
for nosmp", 2015-09-14) sitting in linux-next. Oddly, that commit
doesn't remove the depends on SMP for the Kconfig. So it seems
that we can apply this patch and everyone is happy? We could also
drop the "if SMP" part of most of the platform selects if anyone
diff --git a/arch/arm/Kconfig b/arch/arm/Kconfig
index 369791fb619c..be64d9d604c3 100644
@@ -1389,7 +1389,6 @@ config HAVE_ARM_ARCH_TIMER
- depends on SMP
select CLKSRC_OF if OF
This options enables support for the ARM timer and watchdog unit
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