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Subject[RFC PATCH V6 0/4] cpuidle: Global registration of idle states with per-cpu statistics
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The following patch series implements global registration of cpuidle
states, and also has the necessary data structure changes to
accommodate the per-cpu writable members of the cpuidle_states
structure.

This patch series had been in discussion earlier and
following are the links to the previous discussions.

v1 --> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/3/22/161
v2 --> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/1/13/98
v3 --> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/2/8/73
v4 --> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/4/28/312
v5 --> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/6/6/259

Changes from previous version (V5):

Rebased the series to 3.1-rc7

Tests done:

1. Compile tested for ARM using the following configs: da8xx_omapl_defconfig,
exynos4_defconfig, kirkwood_defconfig, omap2plus_defconfig,
at91rm9200_defconfig

2. Boot tested on x86 nehalem with multiple C-states for both intel_idle
and acpi_idle drivers.

3. Boot tested on T60p thinkpad that has T2600 cpu with multiple C-states.
Also tested the case when there is dynamic changes in C-states
AC <-> Battery Power switch.

Brief description of the patches:

Core change in this series is to split the cpuidle_device structure
into two parts, i.e global and per-cpu basis.

The per-cpu pieces are mostly generic statistics that can be independent
of current running driver. As a result of these changes, there is single
copy of cpuidle_states structure and single registration done by one
cpu. The low level driver is free to set per-cpu driver data on
each cpu if needed using the cpuidle_set_statedata() as the case
today. Only in very rare cases asymmetric C-states exist which can be
handled within the cpuidle driver. Most architectures do not have
asymmetric C-states.

First two patches in the series facilitate splitting of cpuidle_states
and cpuidle_device structure and next two patches do the actual split,
change the API's and make existing code follow the changed API.

[1/4] - Move the idle residency accounting part from cpuidle.c to
the respective low level drivers, so that the accounting can
be accurately maintained if the driver decides to demote the
chosen (suggested) by the governor.

[2/4] - removes the cpuidle_device()->prepare API since is is not
widely used and the only use case was to allow software
demotion using CPUIDLE_FLAG_IGNORE flag. Both these
functions can be absorbed within the cpuidle back-end
driver ad hence deprecating the prepare routine and the
CPUIDLE_FLAG_IGNORE flag.

- Ref: https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/3/25/52

[3/4] - Splits the usage statistics (read/write) part out of
cpuidle_state structure, so that the states can become read
only and hence made global.

[4/4] - Most APIs will now need to pass pointer to both global
cpuidle_driver and per-cpu cpuidle_device structure.

arch/arm/mach-at91/cpuidle.c | 41 +++--
arch/arm/mach-davinci/cpuidle.c | 51 ++++---
arch/arm/mach-exynos4/cpuidle.c | 30 ++--
arch/arm/mach-kirkwood/cpuidle.c | 42 +++---
arch/arm/mach-omap2/cpuidle34xx.c | 133 +++++++++++------
arch/sh/kernel/cpu/shmobile/cpuidle.c | 28 ++--
drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c | 20 ---
drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c | 251 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle.c | 86 ++++-------
drivers/cpuidle/driver.c | 25 +++
drivers/cpuidle/governors/ladder.c | 41 ++++-
drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c | 29 ++--
drivers/cpuidle/sysfs.c | 22 ++-
drivers/idle/intel_idle.c | 130 +++++++++++++----
include/acpi/processor.h | 1
include/linux/cpuidle.h | 52 ++++---
16 files changed, 650 insertions(+), 332 deletions(-)

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Thanks
-Deepthi


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