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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 3/7] sched/idle: Add poll before enter real idle path
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on 2017/8/29 22:39, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 11:46:37AM +0000, Yang Zhang wrote:
>> Add poll in do_idle. For UP VM, if there are running task, it will not
>> goes into idle path, so we only enable poll in SMP VM.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Yang Zhang <yang.zhang.wz@gmail.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Quan Xu <quan.xu0@gmail.com>
>> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
>> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
>> Cc: x86@kernel.org
>> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
>> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
>> Cc: Kyle Huey <me@kylehuey.com>
>> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
>> Cc: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
>> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kernel/process.c | 7 +++++++
>> kernel/sched/idle.c | 2 ++
>> 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/process.c b/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
>> index 3ca1980..def4113 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
>> @@ -332,6 +332,13 @@ void arch_cpu_idle(void)
>> x86_idle();
>> }
>>
>> +#if defined(CONFIG_SMP) && defined(CONFIG_PARAVIRT)
>> +void arch_cpu_idle_poll(void)
>> +{
>> + paravirt_idle_poll();
>> +}
>> +#endif
> So this will get called on any system which has CONFIG_PARAVIRT enabled
> *even* if they're not running any guests.
>
> Huh?
   Borislav ,
   yes,  this will get called on any system which has CONFIG_PARAVIRT
enabled.

   but if they are not running any guests,  the callback is
paravirt_nop() ,
   IIUC which is as similar as the other paravirt_*, such as
paravirt_pgd_free()..

 - Quan

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