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authorZoran Markovic <zoran.markovic@linaro.org>2013-05-17 11:24:05 -0700
committerJohn Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>2013-05-28 13:45:19 -0700
commit0d6bd9953f739dad96d9a0de65383e479ab4e10d (patch)
parentaa848233f740abbabfa7669daca0ab94aaa37bcd (diff)
timekeeping: Correct run-time detection of persistent_clock.
Since commit 31ade30692dc9680bfc95700d794818fa3f754ac, timekeeping_init() checks for presence of persistent clock by attempting to read a non-zero time value. This is an issue on platforms where persistent_clock (instead is implemented as a free-running counter (instead of an RTC) starting from zero on each boot and running during suspend. Examples are some ARM platforms (e.g. PandaBoard). An attempt to read such a clock during timekeeping_init() may return zero value and falsely declare persistent clock as missing. Additionally, in the above case suspend times may be accounted twice (once from timekeeping_resume() and once from rtc_resume()), resulting in a gradual drift of system time. This patch does a run-time correction of the issue by doing the same check during timekeeping_suspend(). A better long-term solution would have to return error when trying to read non-existing clock and zero when trying to read an uninitialized clock, but that would require changing all persistent_clock implementations. This patch addresses the immediate breakage, for now. Cc: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Feng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Zoran Markovic <zoran.markovic@linaro.org> [jstultz: Tweaked commit message and subject] Signed-off-by: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>
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diff --git a/kernel/time/timekeeping.c b/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
index 98cd470bbe4..baeeb5c87cf 100644
--- a/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
+++ b/kernel/time/timekeeping.c
@@ -975,6 +975,14 @@ static int timekeeping_suspend(void)
+ /*
+ * On some systems the persistent_clock can not be detected at
+ * timekeeping_init by its return value, so if we see a valid
+ * value returned, update the persistent_clock_exists flag.
+ */
+ if (timekeeping_suspend_time.tv_sec || timekeeping_suspend_time.tv_nsec)
+ persistent_clock_exist = true;
raw_spin_lock_irqsave(&timekeeper_lock, flags);