schedule_timeout sleeps too long after dividing CPU frequency

Mason slash.tmp at
Wed May 20 09:21:45 PDT 2015

Hello Russell,

Thanks for your detailed answer.

On 18/05/2015 13:54, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:

> For a SoC where WFI is not programmed to cause anything other than
> the architecture specified dormant behaviour, WFI will not cause the
> TWD to stop.

According to the hardware engineers, my SoC does not support any
low-power modes.

But I didn't see the "clean" way to make the kernel aware of this.
Is this an acceptable patch? (I have my doubts.)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/smp_twd.c b/arch/arm/kernel/smp_twd.c
index 6591e26..300f13a 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/smp_twd.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/smp_twd.c
@@ -295,6 +295,10 @@ static void twd_timer_setup(void)
        clk->name = "local_timer";
+       /*** Tango does not implement low power modes ***/
+       clk->features &= ~CLOCK_EVT_FEAT_C3STOP;
        clk->rating = 350;
        clk->set_mode = twd_set_mode;
        clk->set_next_event = twd_set_next_event;


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