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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v10 2/7] hw/ptimer: Perform tick and counter wra

From: Dmitry Osipenko
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v10 2/7] hw/ptimer: Perform tick and counter wrap around if timer already expired
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:03:47 +0300
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Hi Peter,

10.01.2016 03:44, Peter Crosthwaite пишет:
On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 9:39 AM, Dmitry Osipenko <address@hidden> wrote:
In addition, there is no reason to keep expired timer tick deferred, so
just perform the tick from ptimer_get_count().


I noticed an issue here... The problem is that device reset invokes ptimer_stop() that invokes ptimer_get_count() that might cause the tick after reset, i.e. bogus bh would be invoked after QEMU reset. I have reproduced that issue.

The solution might be to introduce ptimer_reset() that would stop QEMU timer and reset delta/load/period without invoking ptimer_get_count. And of course all devices should be updated to use new ptimer_reset() prior to "Perform tick and counter wrap around if timer already expired" patch, but that's not an issue I suppose. Please let me know if you have any objections, I'm leaning to do it in V11.

void ptimer_reset(ptimer_state *s)
    s->enabled = 0;
    s->period_frac = 0;
    s->period = 0;
    s->delta = 0;
    s->limit = 0;


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