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    Subject[PATCH 2/2] xen/cpufreq: Disable the cpu frequency scaling drivers from loading.
    By using the functionality provided by "[CPUFREQ]: provide
    disable_cpuidle() function to disable the API."

    Under the Xen hypervisor we do not want the initial domain to exercise
    the cpufreq scaling drivers. This is b/c the Xen hypervisor is
    in charge of doing this as well and we can end up with both the
    Linux kernel and the hypervisor trying to change the P-states
    leading to weird performance issues.

    Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>
    arch/x86/xen/setup.c | 1 +
    1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/setup.c b/arch/x86/xen/setup.c
    index e03c636..4461e0a 100644
    --- a/arch/x86/xen/setup.c
    +++ b/arch/x86/xen/setup.c
    @@ -420,6 +420,7 @@ void __init xen_arch_setup(void)
    boot_cpu_data.hlt_works_ok = 1;
    + disable_cpufreq();
    boot_option_idle_override = IDLE_HALT;

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