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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 4/7] sched: power: Remove power capacity hints for kworker threads
On 10/14/2013 9:10 AM, Morten Rasmussen wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 02:33:56PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 06:19:14PM +0100, Morten Rasmussen wrote:
>>> Removing power hints for kworker threads enables easier use of
>>> workqueues in the power driver late callback. That would otherwise
>>> lead to an endless loop unless it is prevented in the power driver.
>> There's many kworker users; some of them actually consume lots of
>> cputime. Therefore how did you come to the conclusion that excepting all
>> users was the better choice of a little added complexity in the one
>> place where it actually matters?
> Agreed that it is not ideal. I will find a better solution for this
> problem.

can you explain which architectures we're talking about that need this?
is it only old stuff, or is there anything current ?

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