[PATCH resend 1/3] ntdll: Fix tick count calculation on Mac.

Chip Davis cdavis at codeweavers.com
Tue Nov 26 22:29:58 CST 2019

Inspired by a patch by Andrew Eikum.

macOS's mach_absolute_time() stops counting when the computer goes to
sleep/suspend/hibernate/etc. However, Windows's GetTickCount() does not
stop counting. mach_continuous_time() matches Windows's behavior.

BSD's CLOCK_MONOTONIC already counts asleep time.

Unfortunately, there is no clock source on Linux which does exactly what
we want. CLOCK_MONOTONIC_RAW is unaffected by NTP adjustment, but like
mach_absolute_time() doesn't keep ticking when the computer is asleep.
CLOCK_BOOTTIME does keep ticking, but it is affected by NTP adjustments.
CLOCK_MONOTONIC has both problems. What's needed is a
CLOCK_BOOTTIME_RAW, which would not be slewed by adjtimex(2) and would
count time spent asleep.

To avoid issues with skew and performance, this patch falls back to
mach_absolute_time() on macOS if mach_continuous_time() is unavailable.
Note that mach_continuous_time() was introduced in macOS 10.12, meaning
that if the minimum version required is less than that, it will be
linked weakly. Therefore we must check that it is nonnull before
attempting to call it.

Signed-off-by: Chip Davis <cdavis at codeweavers.com>
 configure.ac      | 1 +
 dlls/ntdll/time.c | 4 ++++
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index 754dbe8b36e..2a049909a65 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -2206,6 +2206,7 @@ AC_CHECK_FUNCS(\
 	getopt_long_only \
 	kqueue \
 	lstat \
+	mach_continuous_time \
 	pipe2 \
 	poll \
 	port_create \
diff --git a/dlls/ntdll/time.c b/dlls/ntdll/time.c
index 91e5887b879..4e3d5583c7b 100644
--- a/dlls/ntdll/time.c
+++ b/dlls/ntdll/time.c
@@ -111,6 +111,10 @@ static inline ULONGLONG monotonic_counter(void)
     static mach_timebase_info_data_t timebase;
     if (!timebase.denom) mach_timebase_info( &timebase );
+    if (&mach_continuous_time != NULL)
+        return mach_continuous_time() * timebase.numer / timebase.denom / 100;
     return mach_absolute_time() * timebase.numer / timebase.denom / 100;
 #elif defined(HAVE_CLOCK_GETTIME)
     struct timespec ts;

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