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authorShuoX Liu <shuox.liu@intel.com>2012-03-28 15:19:11 -0700
committerLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2012-03-30 01:52:58 -0400
commit3a53396b0381ec9d5180fd8fe7a681c8ce95fd9a (patch)
tree60a0770554c64250900ccf827ff868b483ae92fe /Documentation/cpuidle
parent6a6ea0acc9375571a13aa8c4e105a0807e1c16a4 (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-3a53396b0381ec9d5180fd8fe7a681c8ce95fd9a.tar.gz
cpuidle: add a sysfs entry to disable specific C state for debug purpose.
Some C states of new CPU might be not good. One reason is BIOS might configure them incorrectly. To help developers root cause it quickly, the patch adds a new sysfs entry, so developers could disable specific C state manually. In addition, C state might have much impact on performance tuning, as it takes much time to enter/exit C states, which might delay interrupt processing. With the new debug option, developers could check if a deep C state could impact performance and how much impact it could cause. Also add this option in Documentation/cpuidle/sysfs.txt. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: check kstrtol return value] Signed-off-by: ShuoX Liu <shuox.liu@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Yanmin Zhang <yanmin_zhang@intel.com> Reviewed-and-Tested-by: Deepthi Dharwar <deepthi@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/cpuidle')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/cpuidle/sysfs.txt5
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/cpuidle/sysfs.txt b/Documentation/cpuidle/sysfs.txt
index 50d7b164275..9d28a3406e7 100644
--- a/Documentation/cpuidle/sysfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cpuidle/sysfs.txt
@@ -36,6 +36,7 @@ drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Feb 8 10:42 state3
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state0:
total 0
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 desc
+-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 disable
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 latency
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 name
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 power
@@ -45,6 +46,7 @@ total 0
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state1:
total 0
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 desc
+-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 disable
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 latency
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 name
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 power
@@ -54,6 +56,7 @@ total 0
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state2:
total 0
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 desc
+-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 disable
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 latency
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 name
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 power
@@ -63,6 +66,7 @@ total 0
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state3:
total 0
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 desc
+-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 disable
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 latency
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 name
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Feb 8 10:42 power
@@ -72,6 +76,7 @@ total 0
* desc : Small description about the idle state (string)
+* disable : Option to disable this idle state (bool)
* latency : Latency to exit out of this idle state (in microseconds)
* name : Name of the idle state (string)
* power : Power consumed while in this idle state (in milliwatts)