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Date:	Fri,  8 Aug 2014 13:38:53 -0700
From:	Kamal Mostafa <>
Cc:	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
	Viresh Kumar <>,
	Bin Gao <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Mika Westerberg <>,
	Paul Gortmaker <>,
	Stefani Seibold <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Kamal Mostafa <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 110/259] x86, tsc: Fix cpufreq lockup -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Peter Zijlstra <>

commit 3896c329df8092661dac80f55a8c3f60136fd61a upstream.

Mauro reported that his AMD X2 using the powernow-k8 cpufreq driver
locked up when doing cpu hotplug.

Because we called set_cyc2ns_scale() from the time_cpufreq_notifier()
unconditionally, it gets called multiple times for each freq change,
instead of only the once, when the tsc_khz value actually changes.

Because it gets called more than once, we run out of cyc2ns data slots
and stall, waiting for a free one, but because we're half way offline,
there's no consumers to free slots.

By placing the call inside the condition that actually changes tsc_khz
we avoid superfluous calls and avoid the problem.

Reported-by: Mauro <>
Tested-by: Mauro <>
Fixes: 20d1c86a5776 ("sched/clock, x86: Rewrite cyc2ns() to avoid the need to disable IRQs")
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Cc: Viresh Kumar <>
Cc: Bin Gao <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Mika Westerberg <>
Cc: Paul Gortmaker <>
Cc: Stefani Seibold <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c b/arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c
index 930e5d4..66af9af 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c
@@ -722,9 +722,9 @@ static int time_cpufreq_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb, unsigned long val,
 		tsc_khz = cpufreq_scale(tsc_khz_ref, ref_freq, freq->new);
 		if (!(freq->flags & CPUFREQ_CONST_LOOPS))
 			mark_tsc_unstable("cpufreq changes");
-	}
-	set_cyc2ns_scale(tsc_khz, freq->cpu);
+		set_cyc2ns_scale(tsc_khz, freq->cpu);
+	}
 	return 0;

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