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2013-10-30cpuidle: remove cpuidle_unregister_governor()Viresh Kumar1-1/+0
cpuidle_unregister_governor() and cpuidle_replace_governor() aren't used anymore and can be removed. They were used by cpufreq governors earlier, but since the governors can't be compiled as modules any more, these two functions aren't necessary. Suggested-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
2013-04-23cpuidle: make a single register function for allDaniel Lezcano1-0/+6
The usual scheme to initialize a cpuidle driver on a SMP is: cpuidle_register_driver(drv); for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) { device = &per_cpu(cpuidle_dev, cpu); cpuidle_register_device(device); } This code is duplicated in each cpuidle driver. On UP systems, it is done this way: cpuidle_register_driver(drv); device = &per_cpu(cpuidle_dev, cpu); cpuidle_register_device(device); On UP, the macro 'for_each_cpu' does one iteration: #define for_each_cpu(cpu, mask) \ for ((cpu) = 0; (cpu) < 1; (cpu)++, (void)mask) Hence, the initialization loop is the same for UP than SMP. Beside, we saw different bugs / mis-initialization / return code unchecked in the different drivers, the code is duplicated including bugs. After fixing all these ones, it appears the initialization pattern is the same for everyone. Please note, some drivers are doing dev->state_count = drv->state_count. This is not necessary because it is done by the cpuidle_enable_device function in the cpuidle framework. This is true, until you have the same states for all your devices. Otherwise, the 'low level' API should be used instead with the specific initialization for the driver. Let's add a wrapper function doing this initialization with a cpumask parameter for the coupled idle states and use it for all the drivers. That will save a lot of LOC, consolidate the code, and the modifications in the future could be done in a single place. Another benefit is the consolidation of the cpuidle_device variable which is now in the cpuidle framework and no longer spread accross the different arch specific drivers. Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
2012-09-04Honor state disabling in the cpuidle ladder governorCarsten Emde1-1/+9
There are two cpuidle governors ladder and menu. While the ladder governor is always available, if CONFIG_CPU_IDLE is selected, the menu governor additionally requires CONFIG_NO_HZ. A particular C state can be disabled by writing to the sysfs file /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuN/cpuidle/stateN/disable, but this mechanism is only implemented in the menu governor. Thus, in a system where CONFIG_NO_HZ is not selected, the ladder governor becomes default and always will walk through all sleep states - irrespective of whether the C state was disabled via sysfs or not. The only way to select a specific C state was to write the related latency to /dev/cpu_dma_latency and keep the file open as long as this setting was required - not very practical and not suitable for setting a single core in an SMP system. With this patch, the ladder governor only will promote to the next C state, if it has not been disabled, and it will demote, if the current C state was disabled. Note that the patch does not make the setting of the sysfs variable "disable" coherent, i.e. if one is disabling a light state, then all deeper states are disabled as well, but the "disable" variable does not reflect it. Likewise, if one enables a deep state but a lighter state still is disabled, then this has no effect. A related section has been added to the documentation. Signed-off-by: Carsten Emde <C.Emde@osadl.org> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
2012-03-30cpuidle: add a sysfs entry to disable specific C state for debug purpose.ShuoX Liu1-0/+5
Some C states of new CPU might be not good. One reason is BIOS might configure them incorrectly. To help developers root cause it quickly, the patch adds a new sysfs entry, so developers could disable specific C state manually. In addition, C state might have much impact on performance tuning, as it takes much time to enter/exit C states, which might delay interrupt processing. With the new debug option, developers could check if a deep C state could impact performance and how much impact it could cause. Also add this option in Documentation/cpuidle/sysfs.txt. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: check kstrtol return value] Signed-off-by: ShuoX Liu <shuox.liu@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Yanmin Zhang <yanmin_zhang@intel.com> Reviewed-and-Tested-by: Deepthi Dharwar <deepthi@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
2008-02-14cpuidle: Add DocumentationVenkatesh Pallipadi4-0/+162
Documentation for cpuidle infrastructure. (resend) Signed-off-by: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>

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