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SubjectRe: [RFC] Extend mwait idle to optimize away IPIs when possible
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On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 12:42 -0800, Venkatesh Pallipadi wrote:
>> smp_call_function_single and ttwu_queue_remote sends unconditional IPI
>> to target CPU. However, if the target CPU is in mwait based idle, we can
>> do IPI-less wakeups using the magical powers of monitor-mwait.
>
> So I was thinking, why not change native_smp_send_reschedule() and
> native_send_call_func_single_ipi() and keep the change entirely inside
> the arch?
>
> Ideally its only APIC/idle that know about this detail, the scheduler
> (or other consumers) really don't care about how the other cpu comes to
> run the callback.
>

OK. Moving most of this into arch code will be cleaner. But, Yong
mentioned in this thread that he was looking to do something similar
on MIPS. So, we may end up with some code duplication though..


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