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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpuidle:powernv: Make the snooze timeout dynamic.
Hello Michael,

On Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 09:27:40PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego@linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:
>
> > From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >
> > The commit 78eaa10f027c ("cpuidle: powernv/pseries: Auto-promotion of
> > snooze to deeper idle state") introduced a timeout for the snooze idle
> > state so that it could be eventually be promoted to a deeper idle
> > state. The snooze timeout value is static and set to the target
> > residency of the next idle state, which would train the cpuidle
> > governor to pick the next idle state eventually.
> >
> > The unfortunate side-effect of this is that if the next idle state(s)
> > is disabled, the CPU will forever remain in snooze, despite the fact
> > that the system is completely idle, and other deeper idle states are
> > available.
>
> That sounds like a bug, I'll add?
>

Yes, this is a bug-fix for a customer scenario which we encountered
recently.

> Fixes: 78eaa10f027c ("cpuidle: powernv/pseries: Auto-promotion of snooze to deeper idle state")
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.2+

This patch applies cleanly from v4.13 onwards. Prior to that there are
some (minor) conflicts.

Should I spin a version separately for the prior stable versions ?

>
> cheers
>

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