[PATCH 0/3] cpuidle: updates related to tick_broadcast_enter() failures

Preeti U Murthy preeti at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon May 11 15:21:02 AEST 2015

On 05/10/2015 04:45 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Saturday, May 09, 2015 10:33:05 PM Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> On Saturday, May 09, 2015 10:11:41 PM Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> On Saturday, May 09, 2015 11:19:16 AM Preeti U Murthy wrote:
>>>> Hi Rafael,
>>>> On 05/08/2015 07:48 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> [cut]
>>>>>> +	/* Take note of the planned idle state. */
>>>>>> +	idle_set_state(smp_processor_id(), target_state);
>>>>> And I wouldn't do this either.
>>>>> The behavior here is pretty much as though the driver demoted the state chosen
>>>>> by the governor and we don't call idle_set_state() again in those cases.
>>>> Why is this wrong?
>>> It is not "wrong", but incomplete, because demotions done by the cpuidle driver
>>> should also be taken into account in the same way.
>>> But I'm seeing that the recent patch of mine that made cpuidle_enter_state()
>>> call default_idle_call() was a mistake, because it might confuse find_idlest_cpu()
>>> significantly as to what state the CPU is in.  I'll drop that one for now.
>> OK, done.
>> So after I've dropped it I think we need to do three things:
>> (1) Move the idle_set_state() calls to cpuidle_enter_state().
>> (2) Make cpuidle_enter_state() call default_idle_call() again, but this time
>>     do that *before* it has called idle_set_state() for target_state.
>> (3) Introduce demotion as per my last patch.
>> Let me cut patches for that.
> Done as per the above and the patches follow in replies to this messge.
> All on top of the current linux-next branch of the linux-pm.git tree.

The patches look good. Based and tested these patches on top of
linux-pm/linux-next (They are not yet in the branch as far as I can see.)

All patches in this series
Reviewed and Tested-by: Preeti U Murthy <preeti at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

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