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SubjectRe: [PATCH 22/38] tick-sched: no need to recheck cpu_online() in can_stop_idle_tick()
On 15 April 2014 01:22, Stephen Boyd <> wrote:
> On 04/14/14 09:23, Viresh Kumar wrote:
>> We have already checked if 'cpu' is online or not and so don't need to recheck
>> it.
>> Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <>
> Hm... doing some git archeology shows fa116ea35ec7 (nohz: no softirq
> pending warnings for offline cpus, 2008-12-11), where the cpu_online()
> check was added. Before that commit we already checked cpu_online()
> similar to how the code is today. Perhaps we need to add a comment here?

Okay, I didn't understood what you want completely. You want me to update
commit logs or drop this patch and update code?

But yes there is one more thing worth mentioning:

commit f7ea0fd6 (tick: Don't invoke tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick() if the cpu is
offline, May 13 2013), which did this:

diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index 0eed1db..0121421 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -469,6 +469,7 @@ static bool can_stop_idle_tick(int cpu, struct
tick_sched *ts)
if (unlikely(!cpu_online(cpu))) {
if (cpu == tick_do_timer_cpu)
tick_do_timer_cpu = TICK_DO_TIMER_NONE;
+ return false;

if (unlikely(ts->nohz_mode == NOHZ_MODE_INACTIVE))

So, when the patch you mentioned was added, we didn't had this and a
recheck of cpu_online() was perhaps required. But it is surely not required

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