[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "sfc: Fix timekeeping in efx_mcdi_poll()" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques March 25, 2013, 6:03 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    sfc: Fix timekeeping in efx_mcdi_poll()

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From 17d216bc5ed20022407baf9d89f371dcb167073f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@solarflare.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2012 02:21:17 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] sfc: Fix timekeeping in efx_mcdi_poll()

commit ebf98e797b4e26ad52ace1511a0b503ee60a6cd4 upstream.

efx_mcdi_poll() uses get_seconds() to read the current time and to
implement a polling timeout.  The use of this function was chosen
partly because it could easily be replaced in a co-sim environment
with a macro that read the simulated time.

Unfortunately the real get_seconds() returns the system time (real
time) which is subject to adjustment by e.g. ntpd.  If the system time
is adjusted forward during a polled MCDI operation, the effective
timeout can be shorter than the intended 10 seconds, resulting in a
spurious failure.  It is also possible for a backward adjustment to
delay detection of a areal failure.

Use jiffies instead, and change MCDI_RPC_TIMEOUT to be denominated in
jiffies.  Also correct rounding of the timeout: check time > finish
(or rather time_after(time, finish)) and not time >= finish.

Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@solarflare.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 drivers/net/ethernet/sfc/mcdi.c | 12 ++++++------
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)



diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/sfc/mcdi.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/sfc/mcdi.c
index a423cd3..eb85217 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/sfc/mcdi.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/sfc/mcdi.c
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ 

-#define MCDI_RPC_TIMEOUT       10 /*seconds */
+#define MCDI_RPC_TIMEOUT       (10 * HZ)

 #define MCDI_PDU(efx)							\
 	(efx_port_num(efx) ? MC_SMEM_P1_PDU_OFST : MC_SMEM_P0_PDU_OFST)
@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@  static void efx_mcdi_copyout(struct efx_nic *efx, u8 *outbuf, size_t outlen)
 static int efx_mcdi_poll(struct efx_nic *efx)
 	struct efx_mcdi_iface *mcdi = efx_mcdi(efx);
-	unsigned int time, finish;
+	unsigned long time, finish;
 	unsigned int respseq, respcmd, error;
 	unsigned int pdu = FR_CZ_MC_TREG_SMEM + MCDI_PDU(efx);
 	unsigned int rc, spins;
@@ -136,7 +136,7 @@  static int efx_mcdi_poll(struct efx_nic *efx)
 	 * and poll once a jiffy (approximately)
 	spins = TICK_USEC;
-	finish = get_seconds() + MCDI_RPC_TIMEOUT;
+	finish = jiffies + MCDI_RPC_TIMEOUT;

 	while (1) {
 		if (spins != 0) {
@@ -146,7 +146,7 @@  static int efx_mcdi_poll(struct efx_nic *efx)

-		time = get_seconds();
+		time = jiffies;

 		efx_readd(efx, &reg, pdu);
@@ -158,7 +158,7 @@  static int efx_mcdi_poll(struct efx_nic *efx)

-		if (time >= finish)
+		if (time_after(time, finish))
 			return -ETIMEDOUT;

@@ -250,7 +250,7 @@  static int efx_mcdi_await_completion(struct efx_nic *efx)
 	if (wait_event_timeout(
 		    atomic_read(&mcdi->state) == MCDI_STATE_COMPLETED,
-		    msecs_to_jiffies(MCDI_RPC_TIMEOUT * 1000)) == 0)
+		    MCDI_RPC_TIMEOUT) == 0)
 		return -ETIMEDOUT;

 	/* Check if efx_mcdi_set_mode() switched us back to polled completions.