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To: <>, <>,
Cc: Kyle Meyer <>
Subject: [PATCH] acpi-cpufreq: Skip initialization if a cpufreq driver exists
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 14:34:55 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

From: Kyle Meyer <>

Revert part of commit 75c0758137c7a
("acpi-cpufreq: Fail initialization if driver cannot be registered").

acpi-cpufreq is mutually exclusive with intel_pstate, however,
acpi-cpufreq is loaded multiple times during startup while intel_pstate is
enabled. On systems using systemd the kernel triggers one uevent for each
device as a result of systemd-udev-trigger.service. The service exists to
retrigger all devices as uevents sent by the kernel before systemd-udevd
is running are missed. The delay caused by systemd-udevd repeatedly loading
the driver, getting a fail return, and unloading the driver twice per
logical CPU has a significant impact on the startup time, and can cause
some devices to be unavailable after reaching the root login prompt.

Load the driver once but skip initialization if a cpufreq driver exists by
changing the return value of cpufreq_get_current_driver() from -EEXIST to

Signed-off-by: Kyle Meyer <>
 drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
index 7e7450453714..e79a945369d1 100644
--- a/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
+++ b/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
@@ -1003,7 +1003,7 @@ static int __init acpi_cpufreq_init(void)
 	/* don't keep reloading if cpufreq_driver exists */
 	if (cpufreq_get_current_driver())
-		return -EEXIST;
+		return 0;
 	pr_debug("%s\n", __func__);

             reply	other threads:[~2021-05-19 20:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-18 19:34 kyle.meyer [this message]
2021-05-21 13:01 ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2021-05-21 22:19 Kyle Meyer
2021-05-21 22:19 ` Kyle Meyer
2021-05-24 14:16 ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2021-06-07  7:25   ` Viresh Kumar
2021-06-07 11:02     ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2021-06-07 11:14       ` Viresh Kumar

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