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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>
To: Chao Gao <chao.gao@intel.com>
Cc: Feng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com>,
	kernel test robot <oliver.sang@intel.com>,
	John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Stephen Boyd <sboyd@kernel.org>, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Mark Rutland <Mark.Rutland@arm.com>,
	Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>, Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>,
	Xing Zhengjun <zhengjun.xing@linux.intel.com>,
	Chris Mason <clm@fb.com>, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Memory Management List <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	lkp@lists.01.org, lkp@intel.com, ying.huang@intel.com,
	zhengjun.xing@intel.com
Subject: Re: [clocksource]  8901ecc231:  stress-ng.lockbus.ops_per_sec -9.5% regression
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2021 21:15:03 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210806041503.GO4397@paulmck-ThinkPad-P17-Gen-1> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210806020958.GA18104@gao-cwp>

On Fri, Aug 06, 2021 at 10:10:00AM +0800, Chao Gao wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 05, 2021 at 08:37:27AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> >On Thu, Aug 05, 2021 at 01:39:40PM +0800, Chao Gao wrote:
> >> [snip]
> >> >> This patch works well; no false-positive (marking TSC unstable) in a
> >> >> 10hr stress test.
> >> >
> >> >Very good, thank you!  May I add your Tested-by?
> >> 
> >> sure.
> >> Tested-by: Chao Gao <chao.gao@intel.com>
> >
> >Very good, thank you!  I will apply this on the next rebase.
> >
> >> >I expect that I will need to modify the patch a bit more to check for
> >> >a system where it is -never- able to get a good fine-grained read from
> >> >the clock.
> >> 
> >> Agreed.
> >> 
> >> >And it might be that your test run ended up in that state.
> >> 
> >> Not that case judging from kernel logs. Coarse-grained check happened 6475
> >> times in 43k seconds (by grep "coarse-grained skew check" in kernel logs).
> >> So, still many checks were fine-grained.
> >
> >Whew!  ;-)
> >
> >So about once per 13 clocksource watchdog checks.
> >
> >To Andi's point, do you have enough information in your console log to
> >work out the longest run of course-grained clocksource checks?
> 
> Yes. 5 consecutive course-grained clocksource checks. Note that
> considering the reinitialization after course-grained check, in my
> calculation, two course-grained checks are considered consecutive if
> they happens in 1s(+/- 0.3s).

Very good, thank you!

So it seems eminently reasonable to have the clocksource watchdog complain
bitterly for more than (say) 100 consecutive course-grained checks.

I am thinking in terms of a separate patch for this purpose.

Thoughts?

							Thanx, Paul

      reply	other threads:[~2021-08-06  4:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-21  8:33 kernel test robot
2021-05-21 13:56 ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-05-22 16:08   ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-05-26  6:49     ` Feng Tang
2021-05-26 13:49       ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-05-27 18:29         ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-05-27 19:01           ` Andi Kleen
2021-05-27 19:19             ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-05-27 19:29               ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-05-27 21:05                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-05-28  0:58                   ` Andi Kleen
2021-06-01 17:10                     ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-08-02  6:20           ` Chao Gao
2021-08-02 17:02             ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-08-03  8:58               ` Chao Gao
2021-08-03 13:48                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-08-05  2:16                   ` Chao Gao
2021-08-05  4:03                     ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-08-05  4:34                       ` Andi Kleen
2021-08-05 15:33                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-08-05  5:39                       ` Chao Gao
2021-08-05 15:37                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-08-06  2:10                           ` Chao Gao
2021-08-06  4:15                             ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]

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