[v10 PATCH 2/9]: cpuidle: cleanup drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle.c

Arun R Bharadwaj arun at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Dec 7 21:56:16 EST 2009

* Torsten Duwe <duwe at lst.de> [2009-12-07 11:17:57]:

> On Sunday 06 December 2009, Arun R Bharadwaj wrote:
> > Peter objected to the idea of integrating this with the old pm_idle
> > because it has already caused a lot of problems on x86 and we wouldn't
> > want to be doing the same mistake on POWER. The discussion related to
> > that could be found here http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/8/26/233
> And BenH has sketched how it should be done on ppc, in that thread:
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/8/26/624 AFAIS this comment is still valid for v10.
> Not only I would like to understand what is the conceptual idea behind the 
> other changes. Nothing wrong with cleanups, but there's got to be a purpose 
> and benefits.
> 	Torsten

The reason for the cleanups is that we should have just one idle
function manager instead of having one for each arch, which needs to
be exported and hence really ugly. So thats why we
decided to do away with pm_idle and make cpuidle as _the_ idle
function manager. So in case of POWER, we have the ppc_md.power_save
which is the pm_idle equivalent. We discussed that in this thread


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