Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: [BUG] nanosleep() granularity bumps up in 2.5.64 (was: [PATCH] settimeofday() not synchronised with gettimeofday())

From: Vitezslav Samel <samel_at_mail.cz>
Date: 2003-03-17 18:45:26
On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 02:48:59PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 03:34:36PM +0100, Eric Piel wrote:
> > I think lines like that from patch-2.5.64 are very suspicious to be
> > related to the bug:
> > +	base->timer_jiffies = INITIAL_JIFFIES;
> > +	base->tv1.index = INITIAL_JIFFIES & TVR_MASK;
> > +	base->tv2.index = (INITIAL_JIFFIES >> TVR_BITS) & TVN_MASK;
> > +	base->tv3.index = (INITIAL_JIFFIES >> (TVR_BITS+TVN_BITS)) & TVN_MASK;
> > +	base->tv4.index = (INITIAL_JIFFIES >> (TVR_BITS+2*TVN_BITS)) &
> > TVN_MASK;
> > +	base->tv5.index = (INITIAL_JIFFIES >> (TVR_BITS+3*TVN_BITS)) &
> > TVN_MASK;
> 
> No, I don't think so.  Those lines are for starting `jiffies' at a very
> high number so we spot jiffie-wrap bugs early on.

  The nanosleep() bug narrowed down to 2.5.63-bk2. That's version, the "initial
jiffies" patch went in. And yes, it's on i686 machine.

	Cheers,
		Vita
Received on Sun Mar 16 23:45:56 2003

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