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SubjectRe: [Bug #12152] Huge wakeups number from i1915
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On lun, 2008-12-08 at 07:24 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On dim, 2008-12-07 at 15:12 -0800, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> >
> > > > at least in some of the cases where this has been seen the cause
> > is
> > > > the following:
> > > > The i915 DRM driver used to do polling for completion, busy
> > > > waiting. It moved to be interrupt driven, which is usually better
> > > > for power, but it will show up as more wakeups in powertop....
> > >
> > > IOW, this is not a regression?
> >
> > I don't know about this specifc case (not enough information) but for
> > the case I described it's not a regression. Going to interrupt driven
> > from busy waiting is an improvement not a regression :)
>
> Well, several thousand or more interrupts really seems like a
> regression :). But it seems that's the same thing as the “IRQ
> spinning” (there was a thread on dri-devel about that).
>
> It seems fixed with a patch from Matthew Garrett applied to
> drm-intel/for-airlied but I don't think this has been applied to Linus
> master.

And it seems the same thing as
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18609

Cheers,
--
Yves-Alexis
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