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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/2] Add workaround for core wake-up on IPI for i.MX8MQ
On Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:14:16 +0100,
Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jun 2019, Leonard Crestez wrote:
> > On 6/10/2019 5:08 PM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> > > Nobody is talking about performance here. It is strictly about
> > > correctness, and what I read about this system is that it cannot
> > > reliably use cpuidle.
> > My argument was that it's fine if PPIs and LPIs are broken as long as
> > they're not used:
> >
> > * PPIs are only used for local timer which is not used for wakeup.
>
> Huch? The timer has to bring the CPU out of idle as any other
> interrupt.

They use a separate hack for that, pretending that the timer is
stopped during idle (it isn't), and setup a broadcast timer when
entering idle. That timer uses an interrupt that can wake-up the
target CPU, and all is well in the world. Sort of.

Of course, this breaks as PPIs are not only used by the timer, but
also by a number of other HW bits (PMU, GIC, guest and hypervisor
timers), and they don't have corresponding hacks to back them up.

Thanks,

M.

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