[PATCH] cpuidle: Handle tick_broadcast_enter() failure gracefully

Preeti U Murthy preeti at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri May 8 03:49:28 AEST 2015

On 05/07/2015 03:26 PM, Sudeep Holla wrote:
> Hi Preeti,
> On 07/05/15 06:26, Preeti U Murthy wrote:
>> When a CPU has to enter an idle state where tick stops, it makes a call
>> to tick_broadcast_enter(). The call will fail if this CPU is the
>> broadcast CPU. Today, under such a circumstance, the arch cpuidle code
>> handles this CPU.  This is not convincing because not only are we not
>> aware what the arch cpuidle code does, but we also do not account for
>> the idle state residency time and usage of such a CPU.
>> This scenario can be handled better by simply asking the cpuidle
>> governor to choose an idle state where in ticks do not stop. To
>> accommodate this change move the setting of runqueue idle state from the
>> core to the cpuidle driver, else the rq->idle_state will be set wrong.
>> Signed-off-by: Preeti U Murthy <preeti at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> ---
>> Based on linux-pm/bleeding-edge
> I am unable to apply this patch cleanly on linux-pm/bleeding-edge
> I think it conflicts with few patches that Rafael posted recently
> which are in the branch now.

Thanks so much for pointing out this! I have resent the patch as V2
after the rebase on the updated linux-pm/bleeding-edge branch

Preeti U Murthy
> Regards,
> Sudeep
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