[PATCH v8 0/8] Consolidate cpuidle functionality

Kevin Hilman khilman at ti.com
Tue Mar 20 22:48:45 UTC 2012

Arnd Bergmann <arnd.bergmann at linaro.org> writes:

> On Tuesday 20 March 2012, Robert Lee wrote:
>> This patch series moves various functionality duplicated in platform 
>> cpuidle drivers to the core cpuidle driver. Also, the platform irq
>> disabling was removed as it appears that all calls into 
>> cpuidle_call_idle will have already called local_irq_disable().
>> These changes have been pulled into linux-next.
>> Len, Andrew, can a request be made for Linus to pull these changes?
> FWIW, Len seems to be rather inactive on the kernel mailing list right
> now and generally not very interested in anything outside of x86 and
> acpi. If he doesn't reply in the next few days and Andrew also isn't
> interested in handling these patches, I'd suggest you just send the pull
> request to Linus, with Len on Cc and explain that you tried to send
> them through him but gave up in the end.

FWIW, I have not had good luck getting response for proposed core
CPUidle changes either:


Maybe it's time that drivers/cpuidle gets a maintainer.  With lots of
discussions of scheduler changes that affect load estimation, I suspect
we're all going to have a bit of CPUidle work to do in the
not-so-distant future.

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