[PATCH 4/9] idle: move the cpuidle entry point to the generic idle loop

Nicolas Pitre nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Mon Jan 27 17:08:19 EST 2014

In order to integrate cpuidle with the scheduler, we must have a better
proximity in the core code with what cpuidle is doing and not delegate
such interaction to arch code.

Architectures implementing arch_cpu_idle() should simply enter
a cheap idle mode in the absence of a proper cpuidle driver.

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico at linaro.org>
 kernel/cpu/idle.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/cpu/idle.c b/kernel/cpu/idle.c
index 4e327e211b..a6f40ad9f8 100644
--- a/kernel/cpu/idle.c
+++ b/kernel/cpu/idle.c
@@ -3,6 +3,7 @@
 #include <linux/sched.h>
 #include <linux/cpu.h>
+#include <linux/cpuidle.h>
 #include <linux/tick.h>
 #include <linux/mm.h>
 #include <linux/stackprotector.h>
@@ -94,7 +95,8 @@ static void cpu_idle_loop(void)
 				if (!current_clr_polling_and_test()) {
-					arch_cpu_idle();
+					if (cpuidle_idle_call())
+						arch_cpu_idle();

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