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From: Pierre Ossman <drzeus-list@drzeus.cx>
To: lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Lennart Sorensen)
Cc: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>,
	Adam Belay <abelay@novell.com>,
	linux-pm@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] cpuidle: avoid singing capacitors
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 13:31:27 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080301133127.0a85f319@mjolnir.drzeus.cx> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080229214407.GC1289@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:44:07 -0500
lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Lennart Sorensen) wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 07:38:12PM +0100, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> > +/*
> > + * The minimum number of ticks needed to not oscillate faster than
> > + * 500 Hz.
> > + */
> > +#define MIN_DEEP_INTERVAL (HZ / 500)
> 
> What happens here if HZ < 500?  Or does the fact that you have less than
> 500HZ jiffies automatically imply that you can't go to sleep more than
> the jiffy rate times per second?

A low HZ will still go to sleep very often (provided NO_HZ is in effect). But a HZ < 500 makes that number up there turn to zero.  But the check further down makes sure that at least 1 tick passes. So that means it will not enter C3 more often than min(HZ, 500) Hz. Another reason to stop using jiffies.

-- 
     -- Pierre Ossman

  Linux kernel, MMC maintainer        http://www.kernel.org
  PulseAudio, core developer          http://pulseaudio.org
  rdesktop, core developer          http://www.rdesktop.org

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-01 12:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 70+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-29 18:38 Pierre Ossman
2008-02-29 21:44 ` Lennart Sorensen
2008-03-01 12:31   ` Pierre Ossman [this message]
2008-03-01 13:40 ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-02  2:27 ` Lee Revell
2008-03-02 14:17   ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-03 12:36 ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-03 20:18 ` [PATCH] " Pierre Ossman
2008-03-03 20:46   ` Pavel Machek
2008-03-03 21:03     ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-03 21:08       ` Pavel Machek
2008-03-03 21:14         ` Pallipadi, Venkatesh
2008-03-03 21:17           ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-03 22:04             ` Pallipadi, Venkatesh
2008-03-03 23:05               ` [linux-pm] " Alan Stern
2008-03-03 23:10                 ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-04  4:00                   ` Dave Jones
2008-03-04  6:14                     ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-04 17:19                       ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-04 17:29                         ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-04 17:30                           ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-04 17:43                             ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-04 18:04                               ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-04 18:34                                 ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-05  6:04                                   ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-05 15:48                                     ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-05 16:53                                       ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-05 17:32                                         ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-04 19:01                         ` Pallipadi, Venkatesh
2008-03-05  6:02                           ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-05  8:40                             ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-05  9:03                               ` Pavel Machek
2008-03-05 13:42                                 ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-05 13:47                                   ` Pavel Machek
2008-03-05 13:52                                     ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-06  8:27                               ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-09 14:16                                 ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-09 18:19                                   ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2008-03-09 18:50                                   ` Alan Stern
2008-03-09 19:30                                   ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2008-03-09 20:14                                     ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-09 20:41                                       ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2008-03-09 20:54                                         ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2008-03-10 10:00                                   ` Pavel Machek
2008-03-10 12:49                                     ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-10 13:04                                       ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-10 13:29                                         ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-12 19:11                                       ` Len Brown
2008-03-13  8:10                                         ` Pavel Machek
2008-03-13 10:42                                           ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-14  4:13                                             ` Len Brown
2008-03-13 16:34                                         ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-13 16:47                                           ` Pallipadi, Venkatesh
2008-03-13 17:44                                             ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-13 17:49                                           ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-14 19:40                                           ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-14 21:15                                             ` Pallipadi, Venkatesh
2008-03-15  0:41                                               ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-11  7:51                                   ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-11 10:48                                     ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-11 15:20                                       ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-11 17:31                                         ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-12 19:17                                       ` Len Brown
2008-03-12 20:31                               ` Len Brown
2008-03-04  9:40                     ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-03 23:09               ` Andi Kleen
     [not found] <a2itf-5jB-27@gated-at.bofh.it>
2008-02-29 21:09 ` [RFC][PATCH] " Alan Jenkins
2008-03-01 12:29   ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-05 17:32     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-03-05 18:01       ` Pierre Ossman

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