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authorFathi Boudra <fathi.boudra@linaro.org>2013-04-28 09:33:08 +0300
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+ Supporting multiple CPU idle levels in kernel
+
+ cpuidle
+
+General Information:
+
+Various CPUs today support multiple idle levels that are differentiated
+by varying exit latencies and power consumption during idle.
+cpuidle is a generic in-kernel infrastructure that separates
+idle policy (governor) from idle mechanism (driver) and provides a
+standardized infrastructure to support independent development of
+governors and drivers.
+
+cpuidle resides under drivers/cpuidle.
+
+Boot options:
+"cpuidle_sysfs_switch"
+enables current_governor interface in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuidle/,
+which can be used to switch governors at run time. This boot option
+is meant for developer testing only. In normal usage, kernel picks the
+best governor based on governor ratings.
+SEE ALSO: sysfs.txt in this directory.