RT throttling and suspend/resume (was Re: [PATCH] i2c: omap: revert "i2c: omap: switch to threaded IRQ support")

Kevin Hilman khilman at deeprootsystems.com
Fri Oct 19 19:28:16 EDT 2012

Peter Zijlstra <peterz at infradead.org> writes:

> On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 08:51 +0300, Felipe Balbi wrote:
>> > So the primary question remains: is RT runtime supposed to include the
>> > time spent suspended?  I suspect not. 
>> you might be right there, though we need Thomas or Peter to answer :-s 
> re, sorry both tglx and I have been traveling, he still is, I'm trying
> to play catch-up :-)

No worries, thanks for the help.

> Anyway, yeah I'm somewhat surprised the clock is 'running' when the
> machine isn't. From what I could gather, this is !x86 hardware, right?
> x86 explicitly makes sure our clocks are 'stopped' during suspend, see
> commit cd7240c0b900eb6d690ccee088a6c9b46dae815a.
> Can you do something similar for ARM? A quick look at
> arch/arm/kernel/sched_clock.c shows there's already suspend/resume
> hooks, do they do the wrong thing?

No, they do the right thing, but only if they're asked by the
SoC-specific code that registers a sched_clock.  Changing the SoC
specific code to use the 'needs_suspend' API gets things working



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