On 7/8/15, Konstantin Belousov <kostik...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 11:53:39AM +0200, Oliver Pinter wrote:
>> On 7/8/15, O'Connor, Daniel <dar...@dons.net.au> wrote:
>> >> On 8 Jul 2015, at 08:11, Garrett Wollman
>> >> <woll...@hergotha.csail.mit.edu>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> Perhaps the test was (erroneously) written to assume that
>> >> gettimeofday() was a system call, and could therefore detect invalid
>> >> pointers and return [EFAULT]. This has not been the case for some
>> >> time. (In HEAD, not since r237434, which is three years ago.)
>> > In defence of the test, the man page says it can return EFAULT.
>> That's fine, but why changed the behaviour since 2015. May 27.? I have
>> an older FreeBSD/HardenedBSD install, where this test passing. See
>> some previous email in this thread.
> Current implemention detail is that gettimeofday(-1) causes SIGSEGV
> if kern.timecounter.hardware=TSC-low and kern.timecounter.fast_gettime=1.
> If you timecounter changed for whatever reason, the result of that
> call would fluctuate between EFAULT and signal.
Thanks Konstantin! Yes, the systems defaults to TSC-low.
root@nyi-01 ~# sysctl kern.timecounter.hardware
root@nyi-01 ~# sysctl kern.timecounter.fast_gettime
root@nyi-01 ~# sysctl kern.timecounter.choice
kern.timecounter.choice: TSC-low(1000) ACPI-fast(900) HPET(950)
Changing to HPET solves the problem:
root@nyi-01 ~# sysctl kern.timecounter.hardware=HPET
kern.timecounter.hardware: TSC-low -> HPET
root@nyi-01 ~# cd /usr/tests/lib/libc/sys
root@nyi-01 sys# kyua test gettimeofday_test
gettimeofday_test:gettimeofday_err -> passed [0.011s]
gettimeofday_test:gettimeofday_mono -> passed [0.012s]
Results file id is usr_tests_lib_libc_sys.20150708-103338-126124
Results saved to
2/2 passed (0 failed)
> This is not the only test in the test set which checks something that
> cannot be reasonably explained.
>> > (IMO the man page and test should change..)
>> > --
>> > Daniel O'Connor
>> > "The nice thing about standards is that there
>> > are so many of them to choose from."
>> > -- Andrew Tanenbaum
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