[PATCH 1/9] ARM: get rid of arch_cpu_idle_prepare()

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Tue Jan 28 04:21:10 EST 2014

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 06:12:53PM +0100, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> On 01/27/2014 05:07 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 09:22:55AM +0100, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>> On 01/27/2014 07:08 AM, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
>>>> ARM and ARM64 are the only two architectures implementing
>>>> arch_cpu_idle_prepare() simply to call local_fiq_enable().
>>>> We have secondary_start_kernel() already calling local_fiq_enable() and
>>>> this is done a second time in arch_cpu_idle_prepare() in that case. And
>>>> enabling FIQs has nothing to do with idling the CPU to start with.
>>>> So let's introduce init_fiq_boot_cpu() to take care of FIQs on the boot
>>>> CPU and remove arch_cpu_idle_prepare(). This is now done a bit earlier
>>>> at late_initcall time but this shouldn't make a difference in practice
>>>> i.e. when FIQs are actually used.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico at linaro.org>
>>> Reviewed-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano at linaro.org>
>> What kind of review did you do when giving that attributation?
> I did the review to the best of my knowledge and with good will.
> I read your comment on this patch and I learnt one more thing.
> Today, I am smarter than yesterday and dumber than tomorrow :)

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