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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc4-mm1: noidlehz problems
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On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 15:22 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 02:02:57PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > In some (hardware) C-states, the local apic timer stops (as does the
> > TSC), while in others it keeps running. If you change from AC to
> > battery, the bios can change the meaning of a software C-state from one
> > where local apic timer keeps going to one where it stops. This obviously
> > upsets the hrtimers/tickless code since that uses local apic timer for
> > event generation....
>
> Is there any hope of working around this? I'd have expected that the
> most useful case for the tickless code was also the case where we want
> to be using C3/C4...

Can you try the following patches please ?

http://tglx.de/projects/hrtimers/2.6.19-rc4-mm1/patch-2.6.19-rc4-mm1-hrt-dyntick1.patch

This addresses the C34/C4 issue

tglx



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