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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] clockevents: Leave broadcast device shtudown only if the current device is always running.
    On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 4:11 AM, Suresh Siddha
    <> wrote:
    > On Mon, 2012-04-09 at 11:33 +0530, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
    >> Commit 77b0d60{clockevents: Leave the broadcast device in shutdown mode
    >> when not needed} was intended to leave the broadcast device in shutdown mode
    >> when the per-cpu clockevent devices are always running.
    >> This breaks the systems where per cpu clock events stop in low power states.
    >> Hence revert 77b0d60 and implement the same requirement with use
    >> of C3STOP feature flag.
    > Problem you encountered is not related to leaving the broadcast device
    > in shutdown mode. Problem is that we didn't track the mode change to
    > oneshot and later during idle entry/exit, when we request the broadcast
    > device services using CLOCK_EVT_NOTIFY_BROADCAST_ENTER etc,
    > tick_broadcast_oneshot_control() returns with out doing much as it
    > thinks broadcast device is in periodic mode.
    You are right. In my last traces I didn't track the broadcast device state
    fully. Did some more tracing and indeed the issue was the broadcast
    device mode.

    > Can you please check if the appended patch fixes the issue? I could
    > reproduce the issue on my NHM platform which doesn't have always running
    > apic timer and with the appended fix, all is well with cpu's going into
    > tickless idle etc. Thanks.
    > ---
    Yes it does work on OMAP too.

    > From: Suresh Siddha <>
    > Subject: clockevents: track broadcast device mode change in tick_broadcast_switch_to_oneshot()
    > In the commit 77b0d60c5adf39c74039e2142a1d3cd1e4d53799,
    > "clockevents: Leave the broadcast device in shutdown mode when not needed",
    > we were bailing out too quickly in tick_broadcast_switch_to_oneshot(),
    > with out tracking the broadcast device mode change to 'TICKDEV_MODE_ONESHOT'.
    > This breaks the platforms which need broadcast device oneshot services during
    > deep idle states. tick_broadcast_oneshot_control() thinks that it is
    > in periodic mode and fails to take proper decisions based on the
    > CLOCK_EVT_NOTIFY_BROADCAST_[ENTER, EXIT] notifications during deep
    > idle entry/exit.
    > Fix this by tracking the broadcast device mode as 'TICKDEV_MODE_ONESHOT',
    > before leaving the broadcast HW device in shutdown mode if there are no active
    > requests for the moment.
    > Reported-by: Santosh Shilimkar <>
    > Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <>
    > ---
    Thanks for the patch. Feel free to add,
    Tested-by: Santosh Shilimkar <>


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