Commit de188751 authored by Paolo Bonzini's avatar Paolo Bonzini Committed by Aurelien Jarno

qemu-timer: properly arm alarm timer for timers set by device initialization

QEMU will hang when fed the following command-line

  qemu-system-mips -kernel vmlinux-2.6.32-5-4kc-malta -append "console=ttyS0" -nographic -net none

The -net none is important otherwise it seems some events are generated
causing the things to work. When it doesn't work, the guest hangs when
measuring the CPU frequency, after the following line:

  [    0.000000] NR_IRQS:256

Pressing a key on the serial port unblocks it, hinting that the problem
is due to the recent elimination of the 1 second timeout in the main

The problem is that because init_timer_alarm sets the timer's pending
flag to true, the alarm timer is never armed until after the first time
through the main loop.  Thus the bug started when QEMU started testing
the pending flag in qemu_mod_timer (commit 1828be31, more alarm timer
cleanup, 2010-03-10).

But actually, it isn't true at all that a timer is pending when the
alarm timer is created, and the real bug has been latent forever: the
fix is to remove the bogus setting of pending flag.
Reported-by: default avatarAurelien Jarno <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaolo Bonzini <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarJan Kiszka <>
Tested-by: default avatarAurelien Jarno <>
Tested-by: default avatarMichael Tokarev <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAurelien Jarno <>
parent e7eee62a
......@@ -759,11 +759,8 @@ int init_timer_alarm(void)
goto fail;
/* first event is at time 0 */
t->pending = true;
alarm_timer = t;
return 0;
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