[PATCH 0/4] time: dynamic irq affinity

Santosh Shilimkar santosh.shilimkar at ti.com
Mon Mar 11 06:29:21 EDT 2013

On Monday 11 March 2013 02:58 PM, Rickard Andersson wrote:
> On 03/11/2013 10:12 AM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>> On Monday 11 March 2013 02:10 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>> On 03/11/2013 04:24 AM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>> On Sunday 10 March 2013 11:52 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>> [ ... ]
>>>>> I don't think it is the case for all the ARM platforms, at least we
>>>>> tested it on vexpress TC2 and u8500, and the number of IPI were reduced
>>>>> very significantly increasing the idle time for cpu0. TC2 will need
>>>>> another optimization on another area for the idle wake up to gain real
>>>>> improvements.
>>>> You are missing my point. TC2 can be an exception since the SGI can wakeup
>>>> CPUs even from low power states where local timer's are stalled. Is that
>>>> the case with U8500 ?
>>> Well, the cpuidle driver is not going into a deep idle state to check
>>> this out.
>>> AFAICT this board has a specific firmware with the PRCMU (a device
>>> managing the power on the board) and it replaces the GIC when going to
>>> deep idle state, especially by reconnecting the GIC to the A9 cores
>>> automatically when an interrupt occurs.
>> But most likely it will be limited to peripheral interrupts. SGI's
>> are per-cpu irq's so you need to check that part.
> In the U8500 case, when the first CPU is woken up it will work ok for that CPU to send an IPI to the other CPU.
Nice. So in your case, IPI's will always work as long as one of the CPU is


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