Re: [v2 PATCH 2/2]: pseries: Implement Pseries Processor Idle idlemodule.

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Aug 26 2009 - 07:38:19 EST

On Wed, 2009-08-26 at 17:02 +0530, Arun R Bharadwaj wrote:
> * Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@xxxxxxxxx> [2009-08-26 13:27:18]:
> > On Wed, 2009-08-26 at 16:40 +0530, Arun R Bharadwaj wrote:
> > > +void (*pm_idle)(void);
> > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(pm_idle);
> >
> > Seriously.. this caused plenty problems over on x86 and you're doing the
> > exact same dumb thing?
> >
> Hi Peter,
> Cpuidle assumes pm_idle to be the default idle power management
> function. So i should either do this, or change the stuff in cpuidle.c
> so that it is more abstract.

I would much prefer the latter, I've been telling the x86 power folks to
fix this like forever, but they never seem to get around to it.

They even tried adding a second such unmanaged function pointer for
play-dead, instead of integrating everything into a single management

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