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Re: [Xen-devel] #599161: Xen debug patch for the "clock shifts by 50 minutes" bug.

On 07/11/2012 13:22, "Ian Campbell" <ijc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>>> (XEN) XXX plt_overflow: plt_now=5ece12d34128 plt_wrap=5ece12d09306
>>> now=5ece12d16292 old_stamp=35c7c new_stamp=800366a5
>>> plt_stamp64=15b800366a5 plt_mask=ffffffff tsc=e3839fd23854
>>> tsc_stamp=e3839fcb0273
>> (below is the complete xm dmesg output)
>> did that help you ? do you need more info ?
> I'll leave this to Keir (who wrote the debugging patch) to answer but it
> looks to me like it should be useful!

I'm scratching my head. plt_wrap is earlier than plt_now, which should be
impossible. plt_stamp64 oddly has low 32 bits identical to new_stamp. That
seems very very improbable!

I wonder whether the overflow handling should just be removed, or made
conditional on a command-line parameter, or on the 32-bit platform counter
being at least somewhat likely to overflow before a softirq occurs -- it
seems lots of systems are using 14MHz HPET, and that gives us a couple of
minutes for the plt_overflow softirq to do its work before overflow occurs.
I think we would notice that outage in other ways. :)

 -- Keir

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