[PATCHv2] omap2+: pm: cpufreq: Fix loops_per_jiffy calculation

Santosh Shilimkar santosh.shilimkar at ti.com
Tue Jun 28 19:07:58 EDT 2011

On 6/28/2011 4:03 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 03:45:22PM -0700, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>> The udelay code doesn't use the per-cpu lpj variable. It uses the global
>> lpj. Secondly the calibration of no. of loops to be done is
>> precalculateed so overwrite shouldn't impact the scenario you mentioned.
>> Though it has an issue where, pre-calculated loops can become short/long
>> based on new clock change which impacts both CPU's on OMAP, when the
>> other CPU is in in the middle of u-delay routine..
> And there's also the issue where you can start a udelay loop on one CPU,
> be pre-empted and end up running it on a different CPU running at a
> different speed.

> The thing to bear in mind is that udelays are approximate at best - I did
> some investigation into the accuracy of the loops_per_jiffy calculation,
> and it _will_ produce shorter delays than expected by the fact that
> what is being calibrated is the udelay() loop _plus_ the timer interrupt
> overhead.
Sure but as Colin pointed out 4 times shorter delay will be too much.


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