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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>
2008-02-14cpuidle: Add DocumentationVenkatesh Pallipadi1-0/+31
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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