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Subject[PATCH 4.19 051/134] ARM: imx6q: cpuidle: fix bug that CPU might not wake up at expected time
4.19-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Kohji Okuno <>

commit 91740fc8242b4f260cfa4d4536d8551804777fae upstream.

In the current cpuidle implementation for i.MX6q, the CPU that sets
'WAIT_UNCLOCKED' and the CPU that returns to 'WAIT_CLOCKED' are always
the same. While the CPU that sets 'WAIT_UNCLOCKED' is in IDLE state of
"WAIT", if the other CPU wakes up and enters IDLE state of "WFI"
istead of "WAIT", this CPU can not wake up at expired time.
Because, in the case of "WFI", the CPU must be waked up by the local
timer interrupt. But, while 'WAIT_UNCLOCKED' is set, the local timer
is stopped, when all CPUs execute "wfi" instruction. As a result, the
local timer interrupt is not fired.
In this situation, this CPU will wake up by IRQ different from local
timer. (e.g. broacast timer)

So, this fix changes CPU to return to 'WAIT_CLOCKED'.

Signed-off-by: Kohji Okuno <>
Fixes: e5f9dec8ff5f ("ARM: imx6q: support WAIT mode using cpuidle")
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Shawn Guo <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx6q.c | 27 ++++++++++-----------------
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx6q.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx6q.c
@@ -16,30 +16,23 @@
#include "cpuidle.h"
#include "hardware.h"

-static atomic_t master = ATOMIC_INIT(0);
-static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(master_lock);
+static int num_idle_cpus = 0;
+static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(cpuidle_lock);

static int imx6q_enter_wait(struct cpuidle_device *dev,
struct cpuidle_driver *drv, int index)
- if (atomic_inc_return(&master) == num_online_cpus()) {
- /*
- * With this lock, we prevent other cpu to exit and enter
- * this function again and become the master.
- */
- if (!spin_trylock(&master_lock))
- goto idle;
+ spin_lock(&cpuidle_lock);
+ if (++num_idle_cpus == num_online_cpus())
- cpu_do_idle();
- imx6_set_lpm(WAIT_CLOCKED);
- spin_unlock(&master_lock);
- goto done;
- }
+ spin_unlock(&cpuidle_lock);

- atomic_dec(&master);
+ spin_lock(&cpuidle_lock);
+ if (num_idle_cpus-- == num_online_cpus())
+ imx6_set_lpm(WAIT_CLOCKED);
+ spin_unlock(&cpuidle_lock);

return index;

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