Re: [tip:timers/core] ARM: Kconfig: allow full nohz CPU accounting

From: Stephen Boyd
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 12:18:49 EST

On 10/27/13 18:32, Kevin Hilman wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> On 10/18/2013 09:37 AM, Stephen Boyd wrote:
>> On 10/16, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 06:58:03AM -0700, tip-bot for Kevin Hilman wrote:
>>>> Commit-ID: 31c1fc8187158cb80ccd57c19e024c55af901797
>>>> Gitweb:
>>>> Author: Kevin Hilman <khilman@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> AuthorDate: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:28:22 -0700
>>>> Committer: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>> CommitDate: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:37:05 +0200
>>>> ARM: Kconfig: allow full nohz CPU accounting
>>>> With the 64-bit requirement removed from VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING_GEN,
>>>> allow ARM platforms to enable it. Since VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING_GEN is a
>>>> dependency for full NO_HZ, this allows ARM platforms to enable full
>>>> NO_HZ as well.
>>> I realize that arm doesn't implement irq work raise. It hooks on the
>>> timer to execute pending irq work. You'll need to implement arch_irq_work_raise()
>>> and implement some sort of self IPI to trigger irq work. The full dynticks subsystem
>>> relies on that to work correctly. It often use that to re-evaluate and possibly restart
>>> the tick after scheduler, posix timer updates, etc...
>>> That notwithstanding that if you have no tick, tick based irq work can't
>>> work.
>> Something like this? The only problem is that this latches on to
>> the SMP support for IPIs. If CONFIG_SMP is disabled we won't get
>> arch_irq_work_raise() but perhaps that isn't so big of a deal? Or
>> we should think about exposing IPI support to UP systems on ARM.
> Care to submit a proper patch for this to LAKML? or if you prefer I can
> do it (keeping your authorship.) We need this for proper full NOHZ
> support on ARM. Thanks.

Sure no problem. Let me write up some sort of commit text and I'll send
it off again.

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