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From: Peter Zijlstra <>
To: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Cc: Linux PM <>,
	Daniel Lezcano <>,
	Doug Smythies <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] cpuidle: Consolidate disabled state checks
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 12:52:01 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2717750.dCEzHT3DVQ@kreacher>

On Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 12:16:17PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> There are two reasons why CPU idle states may be disabled: either
> because the driver has disabled them or because they have been
> disabled by user space via sysfs.
> In the former case, the state's "disabled" flag is set once during
> the initialization of the driver and it is never cleared later (it
> is read-only effectively).  In the latter case, the "disable" field
> of the given state's cpuidle_state_usage struct is set and it may be
> changed via sysfs.  Thus checking whether or not an idle state has
> been disabled involves reading these two flags every time.
> In order to avoid the additional check of the state's "disabled" flag
> (which is effectively read-only anyway), use the value of it at the
> init time to set a (new) flag in the "disable" field of that state's
> cpuidle_state_usage structure and use the sysfs interface to
> manipulate another (new) flag in it.  This way the state is disabled
> whenever the "disable" field of its cpuidle_state_usage structure is
> nonzero, whatever the reason, and it is the only place to look into
> to check whether or not the state has been disabled.
> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> Acked-by: Daniel Lezcano <>

Much thanks, that always bugged me.

Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>

  reply	other threads:[~2019-11-04 11:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-04 11:16 Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-11-04 11:52 ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2019-11-18  4:45 ` Len Brown
2019-11-18  9:22   ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-11-18 11:26     ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-11-18 23:04       ` [RFC][PATCH 0/2] cpuidle: Allow states to be disabled by default (was: Re: [PATCH] cpuidle: Consolidate disabled state checks) Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-11-18 23:07         ` [RFC][PATCH 1/2] cpuidle: Drop disabled field from struct cpuidle_state Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-11-18 23:09         ` [RFC][PATCH 2/2] cpuidle: Allow idle states to be disabled by default Rafael J. Wysocki

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