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SubjectRe: sched: deep power-saving states
On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:49:52 +0200
Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> This still leaves us with the worst case IRQ response as given by the
> deepest C state. Which might be un-desirable.

that's a different problem in a different problem space.
>
> jcm was, once upon a time, working on dynamically changing the idle
> routine, so that people who care about wakeup latency can run
> idle=poll while their application runs, and the acpi C state stuff
> when nobody cares.
>
> This could of course then be tied into the PM QoS stuff Mark has been
> doing.

in fact you already have this *exactly* today; this isn't future
technology.


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