Bug #2586

fix timer duration calculations

Added by msuraev about 1 year ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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The code in gprs_ns.c uses nsvc_timer_elapsed_ms() which relies on osmo_gettimeofday() wrapper around gettimeofday() which is affected by discontinuous jumps in the system time (e.g., if the system administrator manually changes the system time).

It's better to use monotonic clock via clock_gettime(CLOCK_MONOTONIC, ..) but this would requre replacing "struct timeval" with "struct timespec" for timer_started in "struct gprs_nsvc". I'm not aware of any external users for this field but nevertheless we should properly change API/ABI version when doing so.

On a related note: we should carefully check all the uses of osmo_gettimeofday() for elapsed time calculations and replace it with monotonic clock.

Related issues

Related to OsmoPCU - Bug #2407: N3101 not implemented in OsmoPCUClosed2017-07-29


#1 Updated by laforge about 1 year ago

  • Assignee set to msuraev

#2 Updated by msuraev about 1 year ago

In commit 1fa8dfbaf42a4341255b3bbef3c8a3c574e8c477 corresponding explanation have been added to osmo_gettimeofday().

#3 Updated by msuraev about 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from fix NS timer calculations to fix timer duration calculations
  • Status changed from New to In Progress

The problem is more widespread than initially anticipated: BSSGP and osmo_timer_* also use non-monotonic osmo_gettimeofday() for duration calculations.

#4 Updated by msuraev about 1 year ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

#5 Updated by msuraev about 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #2407: N3101 not implemented in OsmoPCU added

#6 Updated by msuraev 11 months ago

  • % Done changed from 10 to 20

The groundwork is in gerrit 5103, fix for NS in 5104, fix for BSSGP in 5629, cleanup in 5631.
This bigger task of using monotonic clock for osmo_timer_*() still remains to be implemented.

#7 Updated by msuraev 11 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#8 Updated by msuraev 11 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Stalled

#9 Updated by laforge 10 months ago

  • Assignee deleted (msuraev)

#10 Updated by laforge 7 months ago

  • Assignee set to stsp

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