Commit f55a6faa authored by John Stultz's avatar John Stultz Committed by Thomas Gleixner

hrtimer: Provide clock_was_set_delayed()

clock_was_set() cannot be called from hard interrupt context because
it calls on_each_cpu().

For fixing the widely reported leap seconds issue it is necessary to
call it from hard interrupt context, i.e. the timer tick code, which
does the timekeeping updates.

Provide a new function which denotes it in the hrtimer cpu base
structure of the cpu on which it is called and raise the hrtimer
softirq. We then execute the clock_was_set() notificiation from
softirq context in run_hrtimer_softirq(). The hrtimer softirq is
rarely used, so polling the flag there is not a performance issue.

[ tglx: Made it depend on CONFIG_HIGH_RES_TIMERS. We really should get
  rid of all this ifdeffery ASAP ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn Stultz <>
Reported-by: default avatarJan Engelhardt <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
Acked-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <>
Acked-by: default avatarPrarit Bhargava <>
Link: default avatarThomas Gleixner <>
parent 055c9fa8
......@@ -165,6 +165,7 @@ enum hrtimer_base_type {
* @lock: lock protecting the base and associated clock bases
* and timers
* @active_bases: Bitfield to mark bases with active timers
* @clock_was_set: Indicates that clock was set from irq context.
* @expires_next: absolute time of the next event which was scheduled
* via clock_set_next_event()
* @hres_active: State of high resolution mode
......@@ -177,7 +178,8 @@ enum hrtimer_base_type {
struct hrtimer_cpu_base {
raw_spinlock_t lock;
unsigned long active_bases;
unsigned int active_bases;
unsigned int clock_was_set;
ktime_t expires_next;
int hres_active;
......@@ -286,6 +288,8 @@ extern void hrtimer_peek_ahead_timers(void);
extern void clock_was_set_delayed(void);
......@@ -306,6 +310,9 @@ static inline int hrtimer_is_hres_active(struct hrtimer *timer)
return 0;
static inline void clock_was_set_delayed(void) { }
extern void clock_was_set(void);
......@@ -717,6 +717,19 @@ static int hrtimer_switch_to_hres(void)
return 1;
* Called from timekeeping code to reprogramm the hrtimer interrupt
* device. If called from the timer interrupt context we defer it to
* softirq context.
void clock_was_set_delayed(void)
struct hrtimer_cpu_base *cpu_base = &__get_cpu_var(hrtimer_bases);
cpu_base->clock_was_set = 1;
static inline int hrtimer_hres_active(void) { return 0; }
......@@ -1395,6 +1408,13 @@ void hrtimer_peek_ahead_timers(void)
static void run_hrtimer_softirq(struct softirq_action *h)
struct hrtimer_cpu_base *cpu_base = &__get_cpu_var(hrtimer_bases);
if (cpu_base->clock_was_set) {
cpu_base->clock_was_set = 0;
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