[RFC][PATCH 6/8] sched,idle: Avoid spurious wakeup IPIs
peterz at infradead.org
Fri May 9 10:02:34 PDT 2014
On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 03:57:45PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 03:50:02PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 03:40:34PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > > I wonder why we still need TIF_POLLING_NRFLAG for arm64. It was on arm
> > > until commit 16a8016372c42c7628eb (sanitize tsk_is_polling()). On arm64
> > > we use wfi for idle or a firmware call but in both cases the assumption
> > > is that we need an interrupt for waking up.
> > >
> > > So I think we should remove this macro for arm64.
> > Does ARM64 support idle=poll? If so, you could keep it for that,
> > otherwise it does indeed appear to be pointless.
> We don't support idle=poll either.
> > As to 32bit ARM, are there SMP chips which do not have WFI?
> No. WFI is even used for the secondary booting protocol (we need to send
> an IPI to get them going).
OK, so I'll queue a patch removing TIF_POLLING_NRFLAG for arm64.
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