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SubjectRe: Idle loadavg of ~1, maybe MD related
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> Maybe, but we can usually work around it pretty comfortably.
>
> If smu_set_fan() is only ever called by a kernel thread then we can simply
> flip it over to using wait_for_completion_interruptible().

Hrm... as of today, it's mostly called from a kernel thread but I don't
totally iron out the possibility that we add control to those things via
sysfs... But that's definitely an option for now.

However, that's only part of the problem. There's a lot of I2C accesses
(and other SMU accesses to read SMU based sensors) and I doubt we can
make all of that "magically" interruptible.

I would much prefer if we had a way to tag a kernel thread to not add to
the load average when in interruptible sleep :-)

> If smu_set_fan() is also called from user processes then things aren't so
> easy...

Ben.




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