[PATCH] cpuidle/cpuidle-big_little: fix reading cpu id part number

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Fri Aug 8 06:21:05 PDT 2014

On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 01:42:37PM +0100, Juri Lelli wrote:
> Commit af040ffc9ba1 ("ARM: make it easier to check the CPU part number
> correctly") changed ARM_CPU_PART_X masks, and the way they are returned and
> checked against. Usage of read_cpuid_part_number() is now deprecated, and
> calling places updated accordingly. This actually broke cpuidle-big_little
> initialization, as bl_idle_driver_init() performs a check using and hardcoded
> mask on cpu_id.
> Update the check to reflect changes on ARM_CPU_PART_X masks. Also,
> make the check easier to understand.

I don't like this "let's work out our own way to check the CPU type"
stuff which people seem to create.  Let's try and do the job better
and have some proper interfaces to do this kind of thing.

Maybe we should have smp_cpuid_part(cpu) which returns the CPU vendor/
part identifier for the particular CPU in an efficient manner.

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