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From: Pierre Ossman <drzeus-list@drzeus.cx>
To: "Pallipadi, Venkatesh" <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>,
	Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Adam Belay <abelay@novell.com>, Lee Revell <rlrevell@joe-job.com>,
	linux-pm@lists.linux-foundation.org, Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
Subject: Re: [linux-pm] [PATCH] cpuidle: avoid singing capacitors
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 07:14:23 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080304071423.0e6b71c1@mjolnir.drzeus.cx> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080304040048.GA31562@codemonkey.org.uk>


Many devices today are of a less than stellar quality, and singing
capacitors are a common problem. A high-pitch noise is created, caused
by power fluctuations as the processor enters and leaves deep sleep at
a high frequency.

Instead of just disabling the deep sleep (which wastes power), this
patch allows you to reduces the number of times it is entered so that
the frequency can be kept inaudible.

Signed-off-by: Pierre Ossman <drzeus@drzeus.cx>
--

I'm not religious about the default value, and since Dave Jones piped
in I guess one of my major arguments are gone. :)

Here's the same patch with the default set to 0 (effectively disabling
the patch).

diff --git a/drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c b/drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c
index 78d77c5..d9c43e3 100644
--- a/drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c
+++ b/drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c
@@ -16,6 +16,8 @@
 
 #define BREAK_FUZZ     4       /* 4 us */
 
+static unsigned int min_deep_sleep = 0;
+
 struct menu_device {
        int             last_state_idx;
 
@@ -50,6 +52,19 @@ static int menu_select(struct cpuidle_device *dev)
                        break;
                if (s->exit_latency > pm_qos_requirement(PM_QOS_CPU_DMA_LATENCY))
                        break;
+
+               /*
+                * In order to avoid the problem of "singing capacitors",
+                * don't enter a deep sleep for short durations (a value
+                * of 2 ms is usually sufficient). This will, hopefully,
+                * keep the problem inaudible.
+                */
+               if (s->flags & CPUIDLE_FLAG_DEEP) {
+                       if (min_deep_sleep > data->expected_us)
+                               break;
+                       if (min_deep_sleep > data->predicted_us)
+                               break;
+               }
        }
 
        data->last_state_idx = i - 1;
@@ -132,6 +147,9 @@ static void __exit exit_menu(void)
        cpuidle_unregister_governor(&menu_governor);
 }
 
+module_param(min_deep_sleep, uint, 0644)
+MODULE_PARM_DESC(min_deep_sleep, "min time (us) to spend in deep sleep to avoid noise")
+
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
 module_init(init_menu);
 module_exit(exit_menu);

-- 
     -- 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:[~2008-03-04  6:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 66+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-29 18:38 [RFC][PATCH] " Pierre Ossman
2008-02-29 21:44 ` Lennart Sorensen
2008-03-01 12:31   ` Pierre Ossman
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 [this message]
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

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