[RFC,v2] selftest: timers: Tweak raw_skew to SKIP when ADJ_OFFSET/other clock adjustments are in progress
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Message ID 1530813031-19243-1-git-send-email-john.stultz@linaro.org
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John Stultz July 5, 2018, 5:50 p.m. UTC
In the past we've warned when ADJ_OFFSET was in progress, usually
caused by ntpd or some other time adjusting daemon running in non
steady sate, which can cause the skew calculations to be incorrect

Thus, this patch sets a flag which we check if the clock was being
adjusted when we fail so that we don't cause false negatives.

Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@redhat.com>
Cc: Richard Cochran <richardcochran@gmail.com>
Cc: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@redhat.com>
Cc: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@kernel.org>
Cc: Shuah Khan <shuah@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org
Suggested-by: Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>
---
v2: Widened the checks to look for other clock adjustments that
    could happen, as suggested by Miroslav
---
 tools/testing/selftests/timers/raw_skew.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

Comments

Miroslav Lichvar July 9, 2018, 9:26 a.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 10:50:31AM -0700, John Stultz wrote:
> In the past we've warned when ADJ_OFFSET was in progress, usually
> caused by ntpd or some other time adjusting daemon running in non
> steady sate, which can cause the skew calculations to be incorrect
> 
> Thus, this patch sets a flag which we check if the clock was being
> adjusted when we fail so that we don't cause false negatives.

The commit message might need an update as the code no longer sets a
flag. Other than that, it looks good to me.

Thanks,

> --- a/tools/testing/selftests/timers/raw_skew.c
> +++ b/tools/testing/selftests/timers/raw_skew.c
> @@ -134,6 +134,11 @@ int main(int argv, char **argc)
>  	printf(" %lld.%i(act)", ppm/1000, abs((int)(ppm%1000)));
>  
>  	if (llabs(eppm - ppm) > 1000) {
> +		if (tx1.offset || tx2.offset ||
> +		    tx1.freq != tx2.freq || tx1.tick != tx2.tick) {
> +			printf("	[SKIP]\n");
> +			return ksft_exit_skip("The clock was adjusted externally. Shutdown NTPd or other time sync daemons\n");
> +		}
>  		printf("	[FAILED]\n");
>  		return ksft_exit_fail();
>  	}
> -- 
> 2.7.4
>

Patch
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diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/timers/raw_skew.c b/tools/testing/selftests/timers/raw_skew.c
index ca6cd14..dcf73c5 100644
--- a/tools/testing/selftests/timers/raw_skew.c
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/timers/raw_skew.c
@@ -134,6 +134,11 @@  int main(int argv, char **argc)
 	printf(" %lld.%i(act)", ppm/1000, abs((int)(ppm%1000)));
 
 	if (llabs(eppm - ppm) > 1000) {
+		if (tx1.offset || tx2.offset ||
+		    tx1.freq != tx2.freq || tx1.tick != tx2.tick) {
+			printf("	[SKIP]\n");
+			return ksft_exit_skip("The clock was adjusted externally. Shutdown NTPd or other time sync daemons\n");
+		}
 		printf("	[FAILED]\n");
 		return ksft_exit_fail();
 	}