[PATCH] ARM: OMAP4: Fix the boot regression with CPU_IDLE enabled

Daniel Lezcano daniel.lezcano at linaro.org
Mon May 19 11:06:31 PDT 2014

On 05/19/2014 07:51 PM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> * Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar at ti.com> [140519 10:35]:
>> On Monday 19 May 2014 01:23 PM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
>>> * Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano at linaro.org> [140519 09:46]:
>>>> On 05/16/2014 11:29 PM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
>>>>> And just to recap, this problem can be reproduced with current
>>>>> Linux next with omap2plus_defconfig with CONFIG_CPU_IDLE enabled. The
>>>>> system should hang during the boot at some point.
>>>> I can take the time to investigate a bit more but not right now. What is
>>>> your deadline before committing the reverts ?
>>> Well we do have several automated build and boot systems failing
>>> because of this with multi_v7_defconfig. And users are complaining,
>>> see this report from Tobias Jakobi:
>>> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75421
>>> It seems that doing the revert is not enough based on the
>>> page above.
>> Thats not true. The above link used the half patch and not the
>> updated patch. Updated patch worked for Alex also. As you can
>> see they saw RCU stalls and they go away after the updated patch.
>> Can you please point them to try out the updated patch ?
> OK good point. I added a link to the updated patch in
> bugzilla.
>>> I'd prefer we'd fix this issue properly for sure, it seems that
>>> we're not quite understanding what's going on. And this might
>>> hit other platforms too when they start implementing deeper
>>> PM idle states in the mainline kernel.
>> I am certain that the updated patch fixed the regression
>> for sure. The issue is really not generic enough since its related
>> an OMAP ROM errata which needs that special handling of
>> interrupt re-trigger etc. You don't need that for other platforms
>> so they are not likely get affected.
> OK makes sense to me considering the ROM code. Daniel, are you OK
> with that or do you still want to investigate further?

For the moment I am a bit short in time for some other tasks. So feel 
free to apply the revert and I will look for a proper fix when I will 
have time.

   -- Daniel

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