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Subject[v6 PATCH 0/7]: cpuidle/x86/POWER: Cleanup idle power management code in x86, cleanup drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle.c and introduce cpuidle to POWER.
Hi,

This patchset introduces cpuidle infrastructure to POWER, prototyping
for pSeries, and also does a major refactoring of current x86 idle
power management and a cleanup of cpuidle infrastructure.

My earlier iterations can be found at:

v5 --> http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/9/22/26
v4 --> http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/9/1/133
v3 --> http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/8/27/124
v2 --> http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/8/26/233
v1 --> http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/8/19/150


Changes in this version:
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Remove the bug from previous iteration in the routine
cpuidle_remove_from_list(), which was causing the kernel to panic on
platform supporting multiple sleep states.
Add the routine cpuidle_kick_cpus() in POWER, which is needed to kick
the cpus out of their idle when changing the idle routines.


TODO:
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Peterz suggested it would be nice to have a sysfs interface through
which an idle routine can be forced at runtime.
Also, current implementation registers every cpu as a cpuidle_device,
but this is an overkill and the registering mechanism should be a
systemwide process and not per-cpu. (probably one of the original
cpuidle authors can reply to this - Venki, Shaohua Li? ).

ppc_md.power_save has been replaced by cpuidle_idle_call only for
pseries. So this needs to be done for all POWER platforms so that
ppc_md.power_save is completely removed.


Any comments on the design is welcome.

--arun


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