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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 1/5] idle/cpuidle: Split cpuidle_idle_call main function into smaller functions
On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 04:12:07PM +0100, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> On 02/24/2014 04:00 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >
> >
> >None of this actually applies :/ I'm having major conflicts in
> >driveres/cpuidle/cpuidle.c.
> Ok, except if I am missing something, the patchset is based on top of
> tip/sched/core (commit 6990566).

Ah! So the below commit from the timers/core branch is in the way.

Thomas, Ingo, how do we go about solving this sched/core vs timers/core


# git log 6990566..tip/master drivers/cpuidle/
commit 2f60b8ae0b2a006e4d3452e57ea98b59ce985d14
Merge: 9eaf844efc23 849401b66d30
Author: Ingo Molnar <>
Date: Sat Feb 22 18:52:27 2014 +0100

Merge branch 'timers/core'

commit ba8f20c2eb4158a443e9d6a909aee5010efa0c69
Author: Preeti U Murthy <>
Date: Fri Feb 7 13:36:52 2014 +0530

cpuidle: Handle clockevents_notify(BROADCAST_ENTER) failure

Some archs set the CPUIDLE_FLAG_TIMER_STOP flag for idle states in which the
local timers stop. The cpuidle_idle_call() currently handles such idle states
by calling into the broadcast framework so as to wakeup CPUs at their next
wakeup event. With the hrtimer mode of broadcast, the BROADCAST_ENTER call
into the broadcast frameowork can fail for archs that do not have an external
clock device to handle wakeups and the CPU in question has thus to be made
the stand by CPU. This patch handles such cases by failing the call into
cpuidle so that the arch can take some default action. The arch will certainly
not enter a similar idle state because a failed cpuidle call will also implicitly
indicate that the broadcast framework has not registered this CPU to be woken up.
Hence we are safe if we fail the cpuidle call.

In the process move the functions that trace idle statistics just before and
after the entry and exit into idle states respectively. In other
scenarios where the call to cpuidle fails, we end up not tracing idle
entry and exit since a decision on an idle state could not be taken. Similarly
when the call to broadcast framework fails, we skip tracing idle statistics
because we are in no further position to take a decision on an alternative
idle state to enter into.

Signed-off-by: Preeti U Murthy <>
Acked-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

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