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

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Mon May 19 12:36:22 PDT 2014

* Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano at linaro.org> [140519 11:07]:
> 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.

Added Tobias to Cc. At the bugzilla link Tobias is saying
he used the right patch from Santosh to test and it still 



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