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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/4] powerpc/powernv: Enable Offline CPUs to enter deep idle states
On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 12:58:21PM +0530, Shreyas B. Prabhu wrote:
> From: "Preeti U. Murthy" <preeti@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> The secondary threads should enter deep idle states so as to gain maximum
> powersavings when the entire core is offline. To do so the offline path
> must be made aware of the available deepest idle state. Hence probe the
> device tree for the possible idle states in powernv core code and
> expose the deepest idle state through flags.
>
> Since the device tree is probed by the cpuidle driver as well, move
> the parameters required to discover the idle states into an appropriate
> common place to both the driver and the powernv core code.
>
> Another point is that fastsleep idle state may require workarounds in
> the kernel to function properly. This workaround is introduced in the
> subsequent patches. However neither the cpuidle driver or the hotplug
> path need be bothered about this workaround.
>
> They will be taken care of by the core powernv code.
>
> Originally-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat <srivatsa@mit.edu>
> Signed-off-by: Preeti U. Murthy <preeti@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Shreyas B. Prabhu <shreyas@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Reviewed-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>


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