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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Revert "cpuidle: Make drivers initialize polling state"
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On Monday, February 5, 2018 3:04:45 PM CET Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 10:18:07AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:12 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@kernel.org> wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 5:27 PM, Ville Syrjala
> > > <ville.syrjala@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > >> From: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala@linux.intel.com>
> > >>
> > >> This reverts commit 1b39e3f813b4685c7a30ae964d5529a1b0e3a286.
> > >>
> > >> Makes my P3 machine oops somewhere in cpuidle. I suspect
> > >> CONFIG_ACPI=n may have something to do with this.
> > >
> > > And if you don't do CONFIG_ACPI=n, does it still oops?
>
> Don't think I actually tried that. I can give it a whirl tonight.
>
> I think this machine should actually have ACPI, but it inherited
> the .config from a P2 machine that did not. Apparently I was too
> lazy to change .config when I swapped in the "new" machine.

I guess it would work, but never mind.

> > >
> > > Anyway, there are later changes depending on this one, so reverting it
> > > won't work in general.
> > >
> > > Let me look deeper at this.
> >
> > What's there in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuidle/current_driver on your
> > system with the problematic commit reverted?
>
> # cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuidle/current_driver
> apm_idle

That is the key bit: I overlooked this little fellow.

Does the below (untested here) help?

---
arch/x86/kernel/apm_32.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

Index: linux-pm/arch/x86/kernel/apm_32.c
===================================================================
--- linux-pm.orig/arch/x86/kernel/apm_32.c
+++ linux-pm/arch/x86/kernel/apm_32.c
@@ -2389,6 +2389,7 @@ static int __init apm_init(void)
if (HZ != 100)
idle_period = (idle_period * HZ) / 100;
if (idle_threshold < 100) {
+ cpuidle_poll_state_init(&apm_idle_driver);
if (!cpuidle_register_driver(&apm_idle_driver))
if (cpuidle_register_device(&apm_cpuidle_device))
cpuidle_unregister_driver(&apm_idle_driver);

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