Re: [PATCH 2/2] ARM: cpuidle: Support asymmetric idle definition

From: Daniel Lezcano
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 - 08:25:28 EST

On 12/06/2017 20:49, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Monday, June 12, 2017 05:55:10 PM Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>> Some hardware have clusters with different idle states. The current code does
>> not support this and fails as it expects all the idle states to be identical.
>> Because of this, the Mediatek mtk8173 had to create the same idle state for a
>> big.Little system and now the Hisilicon 960 is facing the same situation.
>> Solve this by simply assuming the multiple driver will be needed for all the
>> platforms using the ARM generic cpuidle driver which makes sense because of the
>> different topologies we can support with a single kernel for ARM32 or ARM64.
>> Every CPU has its own driver, so every single CPU can specify in the DT the
>> idle states.
>> This simple approach allows to support the future dynamIQ system, current SMP
>> and HMP.
>> Tested on:
>> - 96boards: Hikey 620
>> - 96boards: Hikey 960
>> - 96boards: dragonboard410c
>> - Mediatek 8173
>> Cc: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@xxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Lorenzo Pieralisi <lorenzo.pieralisi@xxxxxxx>
>> Tested-by: Leo Yan <leo.yan@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@xxxxxxxxxx>
> There seems to have been quite some discussion regarding this one and I'm not
> sure about the resolution of it.
> I'd feel more comfortable with an ACK or Reviewed-by from Sudeep or Lorenzo here.

Hi Rafael,

just a gentle reminder, Sudeep acked the patch.


-- Daniel

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