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Subject[RESEND] ACPI / processor_idle: use dead loop instead of io port access for wait
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In function acpi_idle_do_entry(), we do an io port access to guarantee
hardware behavior. But it could trigger unnecessary vmexit for
virtualization environemnt.

From the comments of this part of code, we could use busy wait instead
of io port access to guarantee hardware behavior and avoid unnecessary
vmexit.

Signed-off-by: Yin Fengwei <fengwei.yin@intel.com>
---
drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c | 33 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c b/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
index ed56c6d20b08..676553228e8f 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
@@ -55,6 +55,8 @@ struct cpuidle_driver acpi_idle_driver = {
};

#ifdef CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR_CSTATE
+static struct timespec64 dummy_delta = {0L, 0L};
+
static
DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct acpi_processor_cx * [CPUIDLE_STATE_MAX], acpi_cstate);

@@ -64,6 +66,18 @@ static int disabled_by_idle_boot_param(void)
boot_option_idle_override == IDLE_HALT;
}

+static void dummy_wait(void)
+{
+ struct timespec64 now, target;
+
+ ktime_get_real_ts64(&now);
+ target = timespec64_add(now, dummy_delta);
+
+ do {
+ ktime_get_real_ts64(&now);
+ } while (timespec64_compare(&now, &target) < 0);
+}
+
/*
* IBM ThinkPad R40e crashes mysteriously when going into C2 or C3.
* For now disable this. Probably a bug somewhere else.
@@ -660,8 +674,12 @@ static void __cpuidle acpi_idle_do_entry(struct acpi_processor_cx *cx)
inb(cx->address);
/* Dummy wait op - must do something useless after P_LVL2 read
because chipsets cannot guarantee that STPCLK# signal
- gets asserted in time to freeze execution properly. */
- inl(acpi_gbl_FADT.xpm_timer_block.address);
+ gets asserted in time to freeze execution properly.
+
+ Previously, we do io port access here which could trigger
+ unnecessary trap to HV for virtualization env. We use dead
+ loop here to avoid the impact to virtualization env. */
+ dummy_wait();
}
}

@@ -683,7 +701,7 @@ static int acpi_idle_play_dead(struct cpuidle_device *dev, int index)
else if (cx->entry_method == ACPI_CSTATE_SYSTEMIO) {
inb(cx->address);
/* See comment in acpi_idle_do_entry() */
- inl(acpi_gbl_FADT.xpm_timer_block.address);
+ dummy_wait();
} else
return -ENODEV;
}
@@ -902,6 +920,7 @@ static inline void acpi_processor_cstate_first_run_checks(void)
{
acpi_status status;
static int first_run;
+ struct timespec64 ts0, ts1;

if (first_run)
return;
@@ -912,6 +931,13 @@ static inline void acpi_processor_cstate_first_run_checks(void)
max_cstate);
first_run++;

+ /* profiling the time used for dummy wait op */
+ ktime_get_real_ts64(&ts0);
+ inl(acpi_gbl_FADT.xpm_timer_block.address);
+ ktime_get_real_ts64(&ts1);
+
+ dummy_delta = timespec64_sub(ts1, ts0);
+
if (acpi_gbl_FADT.cst_control && !nocst) {
status = acpi_os_write_port(acpi_gbl_FADT.smi_command,
acpi_gbl_FADT.cst_control, 8);
@@ -920,6 +946,7 @@ static inline void acpi_processor_cstate_first_run_checks(void)
"Notifying BIOS of _CST ability failed"));
}
}
+
#else

static inline int disabled_by_idle_boot_param(void) { return 0; }
--
2.19.1
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