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syscalls/timer_settime01: adjust for rounding from nsec to usec

Message ID 20201006085309.32227-1-cascardo@canonical.com
State New
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Series syscalls/timer_settime01: adjust for rounding from nsec to usec | expand

Commit Message

Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo Oct. 6, 2020, 8:53 a.m. UTC
When using TIMER_ABSTIME, the value is added to the current clock time.
However, usecs is used instead of nsecs, leading to a possible rounding up from
tst_ts_to_us.

That rounding can lead to up to 500 nsecs of difference between the current
time and the absolute time used for setting the timer. When reading the timer
back, that same difference can be found, which leads to a test failure.

Accounting for that possible difference in the time allows the test to pass.

This can be easily reproducible by booting linux with clocksource=jiffies.

Fixes: b34e243e85dd (syscalls/timer_settime01: Make sure the timer fires)
Reported-by: Kelsey Skunberg <kelsey.skunberg@canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@canonical.com>
---
 testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Cyril Hrubis Oct. 13, 2020, 2:03 p.m. UTC | #1
Hi!
What about this change instead?

diff --git a/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c b/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
index 67143e8f8..599ef2891 100644
--- a/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
+++ b/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
@@ -132,11 +132,13 @@ static void run(unsigned int n)
 					get_clock_str(clock));
 				continue;
 			}
-			val += tst_ts_to_us(timenow);
+			tst_ts_add_us(timenow, val);
+			tst_its_set_value_from_ts(&new_set, timenow);
+		} else {
+			tst_its_set_value_from_us(&new_set, val);
 		}
 
 		tst_its_set_interval_from_us(&new_set, tc->it_interval_tv_usec);
-		tst_its_set_value_from_us(&new_set, val);
 
 		TEST(tv->timer_settime(timer, tc->flag, tst_its_get(&new_set), tst_its_get(tc->old_ptr)));
 


By adding the us to the timenow first and then setting the its.value
from it we can avoid the rounding completely.
Cyril Hrubis Oct. 20, 2020, 12:23 p.m. UTC | #2
Hi!
> What about this change instead?
> 
> diff --git a/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c b/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
> index 67143e8f8..599ef2891 100644
> --- a/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
> +++ b/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
> @@ -132,11 +132,13 @@ static void run(unsigned int n)
>  					get_clock_str(clock));
>  				continue;
>  			}
> -			val += tst_ts_to_us(timenow);
> +			tst_ts_add_us(timenow, val);
> +			tst_its_set_value_from_ts(&new_set, timenow);
> +		} else {
> +			tst_its_set_value_from_us(&new_set, val);
>  		}
>  
>  		tst_its_set_interval_from_us(&new_set, tc->it_interval_tv_usec);
> -		tst_its_set_value_from_us(&new_set, val);
>  
>  		TEST(tv->timer_settime(timer, tc->flag, tst_its_get(&new_set), tst_its_get(tc->old_ptr)));
>  
> 
> 
> By adding the us to the timenow first and then setting the its.value
> from it we can avoid the rounding completely.

Does this fix work for you?
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Patch

diff --git a/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c b/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
index 67143e8f88b2..7ecf0c18d1c4 100644
--- a/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
+++ b/testcases/kernel/syscalls/timer_settime/timer_settime01.c
@@ -149,10 +149,15 @@  static void run(unsigned int n)
 		if (TST_RET != 0) {
 			tst_res(TFAIL | TTERRNO, "timer_gettime(%s) failed",
 				get_clock_str(clock));
+		/*
+		 * With TIMER_ABSTIME, we add to the current clock after
+		 * rounding up by 500 ns to the value. Do the same here after
+		 * reading the timer back.
+		 */
 		} else if ((tst_its_get_interval_nsec(new_set) !=
 				tc->it_interval_tv_usec * 1000) ||
 			   (tst_its_get_value_nsec(new_set) >
-				MAX(tc->it_value_tv_usec * 1000, tc->it_interval_tv_usec * 1000))) {
+				MAX(tc->it_value_tv_usec * 1000 + 500, tc->it_interval_tv_usec * 1000))) {
 			tst_res(TFAIL | TTERRNO,
 				"timer_gettime(%s) reported bad values (%llu: %llu)",
 				get_clock_str(clock),