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SubjectRe: + restore-missing-sysfs-max_cstate-attr.patch added to -mm tree
On Sun, 06 Jan 2008 16:34:16 -0500 Mark Lord <lkml@rtr.ca> wrote:

> Venki Pallipadi wrote:
> > Reintroduce run time configurable max_cstate for !CPU_IDLE case.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>
> >
> > Index: linux-2.6.24-rc/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.24-rc.orig/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
> > +++ linux-2.6.24-rc/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
> > @@ -76,7 +76,11 @@ static void (*pm_idle_save) (void) __rea
> > #define PM_TIMER_TICKS_TO_US(p) (((p) * 1000)/(PM_TIMER_FREQUENCY/1000))
> >
> > static unsigned int max_cstate __read_mostly = ACPI_PROCESSOR_MAX_POWER;
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_CPU_IDLE
> > module_param(max_cstate, uint, 0000);
> > +#else
> > +module_param(max_cstate, uint, 0644);
> > +#endif
> > static unsigned int nocst __read_mostly;
> > module_param(nocst, uint, 0000);
> >
> ..
>
> Can we get this patch upstream so that a stock 2.6.24 will work here?
>

umm, OK, I queued it for 2.6.24. I'll give people a day or so to comment
on this.

I had to invent some silly changlelog for it. Please review it for
accuracy and completeness?

It isn't complete, really. How come we only make max_cstate writeable if
CONFIG_CPU_IDLE=n? What happens to people who were reliant upon writeable
max_cstate who now enable CPU_IDLE? Things still break? What is the
rationale behind this? What constraints led us to this decision?




From: Venki Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>

This was writeable in 2.6.23 but the cpuidle merge made it read-only. But
some people's scripts (ie: Mark's) were writing to it.

As an unhappy compromise, make max_cstate writeable again if the kernel was
configured without CONFIG_CPU_IDLE.

Signed-off-by: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>
Cc: Mark Lord <lkml@rtr.ca>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
Cc: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---
drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
diff -puN drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c~reintroduce-run-time-configurable-max_cstate-for-cpu_idle-case drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
--- a/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c~reintroduce-run-time-configurable-max_cstate-for-cpu_idle-case
+++ a/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
@@ -76,7 +76,11 @@ static void (*pm_idle_save) (void) __rea
#define PM_TIMER_TICKS_TO_US(p) (((p) * 1000)/(PM_TIMER_FREQUENCY/1000))

static unsigned int max_cstate __read_mostly = ACPI_PROCESSOR_MAX_POWER;
+#ifdef CONFIG_CPU_IDLE
module_param(max_cstate, uint, 0000);
+#else
+module_param(max_cstate, uint, 0644);
+#endif
static unsigned int nocst __read_mostly;
module_param(nocst, uint, 0000);

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