[2/2] timekeeping: Update multiplier when NTP frequency is set directly

Message ID 1531426641-20076-3-git-send-email-john.stultz@linaro.org
State Accepted
Commit b061c7a513afe14a68af41cec7c3476befc40e95
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John Stultz July 12, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
From: Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@redhat.com>


When the NTP frequency is set directly from userspace using the
ADJ_FREQUENCY or ADJ_TICK timex mode, immediately update the
timekeeper's multiplier instead of waiting for the next tick.

This removes a hidden non-deterministic delay in setting of the
frequency and allows an extremely tight control of the system clock
with update rates close to or even exceeding the kernel HZ.

The update is limited to archs using modern timekeeping
(!ARCH_USES_GETTIMEOFFSET).

Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@redhat.com>
Cc: Richard Cochran <richardcochran@gmail.com>
Cc: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@redhat.com>
Cc: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@redhat.com>

Signed-off-by: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>

---
 kernel/time/timekeeping.c | 36 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

-- 
2.7.4

Patch

diff --git a/kernel/time/timekeeping.c b/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
index 4786df9..6772011 100644
--- a/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
+++ b/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
@@ -34,6 +34,14 @@ 
 #define TK_MIRROR		(1 << 1)
 #define TK_CLOCK_WAS_SET	(1 << 2)
 
+enum timekeeping_adv_mode {
+	/* Update timekeeper when a tick has passed */
+	TK_ADV_TICK,
+
+	/* Update timekeeper on a direct frequency change */
+	TK_ADV_FREQ
+};
+
 /*
  * The most important data for readout fits into a single 64 byte
  * cache line.
@@ -2021,11 +2029,11 @@  static u64 logarithmic_accumulation(struct timekeeper *tk, u64 offset,
 	return offset;
 }
 
-/**
- * update_wall_time - Uses the current clocksource to increment the wall time
- *
+/*
+ * timekeeping_advance - Updates the timekeeper to the current time and
+ * current NTP tick length
  */
-void update_wall_time(void)
+static void timekeeping_advance(enum timekeeping_adv_mode mode)
 {
 	struct timekeeper *real_tk = &tk_core.timekeeper;
 	struct timekeeper *tk = &shadow_timekeeper;
@@ -2042,14 +2050,17 @@  void update_wall_time(void)
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_ARCH_USES_GETTIMEOFFSET
 	offset = real_tk->cycle_interval;
+
+	if (mode != TK_ADV_TICK)
+		goto out;
 #else
 	offset = clocksource_delta(tk_clock_read(&tk->tkr_mono),
 				   tk->tkr_mono.cycle_last, tk->tkr_mono.mask);
-#endif
 
 	/* Check if there's really nothing to do */
-	if (offset < real_tk->cycle_interval)
+	if (offset < real_tk->cycle_interval && mode == TK_ADV_TICK)
 		goto out;
+#endif
 
 	/* Do some additional sanity checking */
 	timekeeping_check_update(tk, offset);
@@ -2106,6 +2117,15 @@  void update_wall_time(void)
 }
 
 /**
+ * update_wall_time - Uses the current clocksource to increment the wall time
+ *
+ */
+void update_wall_time(void)
+{
+	timekeeping_advance(TK_ADV_TICK);
+}
+
+/**
  * getboottime64 - Return the real time of system boot.
  * @ts:		pointer to the timespec64 to be set
  *
@@ -2327,6 +2347,10 @@  int do_adjtimex(struct timex *txc)
 	write_seqcount_end(&tk_core.seq);
 	raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore(&timekeeper_lock, flags);
 
+	/* Update the multiplier immediately if frequency was set directly */
+	if (txc->modes & (ADJ_FREQUENCY | ADJ_TICK))
+		timekeeping_advance(TK_ADV_FREQ);
+
 	if (tai != orig_tai)
 		clock_was_set();