Patchwork How to facilitate the cpuidle drivers to go to the same direction (Was: Re: [PATCH 4/9] ARM: OMAP4: cpuidle: fix wrong driver initialization)

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Submitter Daniel Lezcano
Date March 29, 2013, 3:50 p.m.
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Daniel Lezcano - March 29, 2013, 3:50 p.m.
On 03/29/2013 04:10 PM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
> On Friday 29 March 2013 06:20 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Santosh Shilimkar
>> <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com> wrote:
>>> On Friday 29 March 2013 05:26 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Daniel Lezcano
>>>> <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
>>>>> On 03/29/2013 11:38 AM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>>>> On Friday 29 March 2013 04:01 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>>>>>> The driver is initialized several times. This is wrong and if the
>>>>>>> return code of the function was checked, it will return -EINVAL.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Move this initialization out of the loop.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>
>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>> Fix for this is already and v2 of the patch is here [1]
>>>>>
>>>>> Ah, ok. Thanks for reviewing the patch.
>>>>>
>>>>> Can we find a solution to have a single entry point to sumbit patches
>>>>> for all the cpuidle drivers ?
>>>>>
>>>>> Otherwise, consolidating them is a pain: a patch for the samsung tree,
>>>>> another one for the at91 tree, etc ... and wait for all the trees to
>>>>> sync before continuing to consolidate the code.
>>>>>
>>>>> Wouldn't be worth to move these drivers under the PM umbrella instead of
>>>>> the SoC specific code ?
>>>>>
>>>>> Any idea to simplify the cpuidle consolidation and maintenance ?
>>>>
>>>> Adding Arnd and Olof to this discussion since atleast the ARM drivers
>>>> go through their arm-soc tree.
>>>>
>>>> Given the work you're putting in to consolidate the drivers, perhaps
>>>> they can insist that idle drivers get acked by you?
>>>>
>>> Not to create controversy but as a general rule there is nothing
>>> like *insisting* ack on patches for merge apart from the official
>>> maintainers(gate keepers).
>>>
>>> Having said that, its always good to get more reviews and acks so
>>> that better code gets merged.
>>>
>>> This just my personal opinion.
>>
>> I'm not asking for special treatment here. :) I'm requesting one set
>> of maintainers (arm-soc maintainers) to push back on changes that
>> don't get platform idle drivers in sync with the consolidation work
>> that is currently ongoing.
>>
>> This will speed up the process since it is hard to track every
>> SoC-specific list for these changes. Some platform maintainers might
>> not even be aware of it (those that Daniel hasn't modified yet). A
>> similar approach seems to have worked for common clock, DT, pinmux,
>> etc.
>>
> Every patch gets pulled into arm-soc/arm-core has to be posted on
> LAKML. So as long as everybody follows that rule, there is no need to
> track every SoC lists. And what I have seen so far every this rule
> has been followed well.

(Added Benjamin, Deepthi and Paul)

I don't think everybody is following this rule, patches go to the SoC
maintainer's tree without sometimes going through lakml.

Furthermore, there is not only ARM, there is also acpi_idle, intel_idle,
pseries_idle and sh_idle, respectively located in:

drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c
drivers/idle/intel_idle.c

These ones above are under linux-pm, that is Rafael, like cpuidle, even
if it is not marked in the MAINTAINERS file, so that should be ok.

And there is also:

arch/sh/kernel/cpu/shmobile/cpuidle.c
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/processor_idle.c

And hopefully, some others in the right place, calxeda_idle and
kirwood_idle located in drivers/cpuidle.

In the maintainer file, there is no information about cpuidle at all.

For example, if someone modify the cpuidle framework allowing to
consolidate the code across the different drivers, we have to wait for
the merge before using the new api into the different drivers.
If we follow strictly the path of the merge tree we fall into a scenario
where consolidating the drivers takes a loooooong time.

From my POV, *all* the cpuidle drivers must go under drivers/cpuidle,
like cpufreq and pass through a single entry point to apply the patches,
so the cpuidle framework and the drivers are always synced.

If everyone agree and we reach this consensus, then we can work to move
these drivers to a single place.

I think Amit was suggesting to Cc me in the meantime, so while we are
moving these drivers to this place, I can help to ensure we go to the
same direction.

For example, Arnd Cc'ed me about the zynq cpuidle driver when it has
been posted and, after review, it appeared it was totally obsolete wrt
the modifications we did this year.

I propose first to add an entry in MAINTAINERS:

Does it make sense ?

Thanks
  -- Daniel
Rafael J. Wysocki - March 31, 2013, 11:14 a.m.
On Friday, March 29, 2013 04:50:55 PM Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> On 03/29/2013 04:10 PM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
> > On Friday 29 March 2013 06:20 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> >> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Santosh Shilimkar
> >> <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com> wrote:
> >>> On Friday 29 March 2013 05:26 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> >>>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Daniel Lezcano
> >>>> <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
> >>>>> On 03/29/2013 11:38 AM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
> >>>>>> On Friday 29 March 2013 04:01 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> >>>>>>> The driver is initialized several times. This is wrong and if the
> >>>>>>> return code of the function was checked, it will return -EINVAL.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Move this initialization out of the loop.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>
> >>>>>>> ---
> >>>>>> Fix for this is already and v2 of the patch is here [1]
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Ah, ok. Thanks for reviewing the patch.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Can we find a solution to have a single entry point to sumbit patches
> >>>>> for all the cpuidle drivers ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Otherwise, consolidating them is a pain: a patch for the samsung tree,
> >>>>> another one for the at91 tree, etc ... and wait for all the trees to
> >>>>> sync before continuing to consolidate the code.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Wouldn't be worth to move these drivers under the PM umbrella instead of
> >>>>> the SoC specific code ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Any idea to simplify the cpuidle consolidation and maintenance ?
> >>>>
> >>>> Adding Arnd and Olof to this discussion since atleast the ARM drivers
> >>>> go through their arm-soc tree.
> >>>>
> >>>> Given the work you're putting in to consolidate the drivers, perhaps
> >>>> they can insist that idle drivers get acked by you?
> >>>>
> >>> Not to create controversy but as a general rule there is nothing
> >>> like *insisting* ack on patches for merge apart from the official
> >>> maintainers(gate keepers).
> >>>
> >>> Having said that, its always good to get more reviews and acks so
> >>> that better code gets merged.
> >>>
> >>> This just my personal opinion.
> >>
> >> I'm not asking for special treatment here. :) I'm requesting one set
> >> of maintainers (arm-soc maintainers) to push back on changes that
> >> don't get platform idle drivers in sync with the consolidation work
> >> that is currently ongoing.
> >>
> >> This will speed up the process since it is hard to track every
> >> SoC-specific list for these changes. Some platform maintainers might
> >> not even be aware of it (those that Daniel hasn't modified yet). A
> >> similar approach seems to have worked for common clock, DT, pinmux,
> >> etc.
> >>
> > Every patch gets pulled into arm-soc/arm-core has to be posted on
> > LAKML. So as long as everybody follows that rule, there is no need to
> > track every SoC lists. And what I have seen so far every this rule
> > has been followed well.
> 
> (Added Benjamin, Deepthi and Paul)
> 
> I don't think everybody is following this rule, patches go to the SoC
> maintainer's tree without sometimes going through lakml.
> 
> Furthermore, there is not only ARM, there is also acpi_idle, intel_idle,
> pseries_idle and sh_idle, respectively located in:
> 
> drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
> drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c
> drivers/idle/intel_idle.c
> 
> These ones above are under linux-pm, that is Rafael, like cpuidle, even
> if it is not marked in the MAINTAINERS file, so that should be ok.
> 
> And there is also:
> 
> arch/sh/kernel/cpu/shmobile/cpuidle.c
> arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/processor_idle.c
> 
> And hopefully, some others in the right place, calxeda_idle and
> kirwood_idle located in drivers/cpuidle.
> 
> In the maintainer file, there is no information about cpuidle at all.
> 
> For example, if someone modify the cpuidle framework allowing to
> consolidate the code across the different drivers, we have to wait for
> the merge before using the new api into the different drivers.
> If we follow strictly the path of the merge tree we fall into a scenario
> where consolidating the drivers takes a loooooong time.
> 
> From my POV, *all* the cpuidle drivers must go under drivers/cpuidle,
> like cpufreq and pass through a single entry point to apply the patches,
> so the cpuidle framework and the drivers are always synced.
> 
> If everyone agree and we reach this consensus, then we can work to move
> these drivers to a single place.
> 
> I think Amit was suggesting to Cc me in the meantime, so while we are
> moving these drivers to this place, I can help to ensure we go to the
> same direction.
> 
> For example, Arnd Cc'ed me about the zynq cpuidle driver when it has
> been posted and, after review, it appeared it was totally obsolete wrt
> the modifications we did this year.
> 
> I propose first to add an entry in MAINTAINERS:
> 
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index 4cf5fd3..5b5ab87 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -2206,6 +2206,15 @@ S:       Maintained
>  F:     drivers/cpufreq/
>  F:     include/linux/cpufreq.h
> 
> +CPU IDLE DRIVERS
> +M:      Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
> +L:      cpuidle@vger.kernel.org
> +L:      linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
> +S:      Maintained
> +F:      drivers/cpuidle/
> +F:      include/linux/cpuidle.h
> +
>  CPUID/MSR DRIVER
>  M:     "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
>  S:     Maintained
> 
> Does it make sense ?

Yes, it does to me. :-)

That said, I'm not sure if moving the existing cpuidle drivers to that
directory solves any problems.  If somebody wants to keep their cpudile
driver in his/her arch or platform, and there may be reasons for that,
it's basically fine by me.

Thanks,
Rafael
Deepthi Dharwar - April 1, 2013, 6:05 a.m.
On 03/29/2013 09:20 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> On 03/29/2013 04:10 PM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>> On Friday 29 March 2013 06:20 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Santosh Shilimkar
>>> <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com> wrote:
>>>> On Friday 29 March 2013 05:26 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Daniel Lezcano
>>>>> <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
>>>>>> On 03/29/2013 11:38 AM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>>>>> On Friday 29 March 2013 04:01 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>>>>>>> The driver is initialized several times. This is wrong and if the
>>>>>>>> return code of the function was checked, it will return -EINVAL.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Move this initialization out of the loop.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>
>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>> Fix for this is already and v2 of the patch is here [1]
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ah, ok. Thanks for reviewing the patch.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Can we find a solution to have a single entry point to sumbit patches
>>>>>> for all the cpuidle drivers ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Otherwise, consolidating them is a pain: a patch for the samsung tree,
>>>>>> another one for the at91 tree, etc ... and wait for all the trees to
>>>>>> sync before continuing to consolidate the code.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Wouldn't be worth to move these drivers under the PM umbrella instead of
>>>>>> the SoC specific code ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any idea to simplify the cpuidle consolidation and maintenance ?
>>>>>
>>>>> Adding Arnd and Olof to this discussion since atleast the ARM drivers
>>>>> go through their arm-soc tree.
>>>>>
>>>>> Given the work you're putting in to consolidate the drivers, perhaps
>>>>> they can insist that idle drivers get acked by you?
>>>>>
>>>> Not to create controversy but as a general rule there is nothing
>>>> like *insisting* ack on patches for merge apart from the official
>>>> maintainers(gate keepers).
>>>>
>>>> Having said that, its always good to get more reviews and acks so
>>>> that better code gets merged.
>>>>
>>>> This just my personal opinion.
>>>
>>> I'm not asking for special treatment here. :) I'm requesting one set
>>> of maintainers (arm-soc maintainers) to push back on changes that
>>> don't get platform idle drivers in sync with the consolidation work
>>> that is currently ongoing.
>>>
>>> This will speed up the process since it is hard to track every
>>> SoC-specific list for these changes. Some platform maintainers might
>>> not even be aware of it (those that Daniel hasn't modified yet). A
>>> similar approach seems to have worked for common clock, DT, pinmux,
>>> etc.
>>>
>> Every patch gets pulled into arm-soc/arm-core has to be posted on
>> LAKML. So as long as everybody follows that rule, there is no need to
>> track every SoC lists. And what I have seen so far every this rule
>> has been followed well.
> 
> (Added Benjamin, Deepthi and Paul)
> 
> I don't think everybody is following this rule, patches go to the SoC
> maintainer's tree without sometimes going through lakml.
> 
> Furthermore, there is not only ARM, there is also acpi_idle, intel_idle,
> pseries_idle and sh_idle, respectively located in:
> 
> drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
> drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c
> drivers/idle/intel_idle.c
> 
> These ones above are under linux-pm, that is Rafael, like cpuidle, even
> if it is not marked in the MAINTAINERS file, so that should be ok.
> 
> And there is also:
> 
> arch/sh/kernel/cpu/shmobile/cpuidle.c
> arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/processor_idle.c
> 
> And hopefully, some others in the right place, calxeda_idle and
> kirwood_idle located in drivers/cpuidle.
> 
> In the maintainer file, there is no information about cpuidle at all.
> 
> For example, if someone modify the cpuidle framework allowing to
> consolidate the code across the different drivers, we have to wait for
> the merge before using the new api into the different drivers.
> If we follow strictly the path of the merge tree we fall into a scenario
> where consolidating the drivers takes a loooooong time.
> 
> From my POV, *all* the cpuidle drivers must go under drivers/cpuidle,
> like cpufreq and pass through a single entry point to apply the patches,
> so the cpuidle framework and the drivers are always synced.

I can very much relate to the above mentioned problem, where code
modifications done as a part of cpuidle framework needs to be
reflected in every arch back-end cpuidle driver.
We do have added advantages in moving
all the back-end drivers into drivers/cpuidle.
This would help us achieve better reviews, easier consolidations
and more importantly maintaining sync btw drivers and framework and
the up-streaming process.

But then, this means we get all the
arch specific code out under drivers/cpuidle
which can be very messy. Also instances where the changes
are specifically tied only to the  architecture of the back-end driver
(SoC specific), it is absolutely necessary to get SoC maintainer's review.

Cheers,
Deepthi

> If everyone agree and we reach this consensus, then we can work to move
> these drivers to a single place.
> 
> I think Amit was suggesting to Cc me in the meantime, so while we are
> moving these drivers to this place, I can help to ensure we go to the
> same direction.
> 
> For example, Arnd Cc'ed me about the zynq cpuidle driver when it has
> been posted and, after review, it appeared it was totally obsolete wrt
> the modifications we did this year.
> 
> I propose first to add an entry in MAINTAINERS:
> 
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index 4cf5fd3..5b5ab87 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -2206,6 +2206,15 @@ S:       Maintained
>  F:     drivers/cpufreq/
>  F:     include/linux/cpufreq.h
> 
> +CPU IDLE DRIVERS
> +M:      Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
> +L:      cpuidle@vger.kernel.org
> +L:      linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
> +S:      Maintained
> +F:      drivers/cpuidle/
> +F:      include/linux/cpuidle.h
> +
>  CPUID/MSR DRIVER
>  M:     "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
>  S:     Maintained
> 
> Does it make sense ?
> 
> Thanks
>   -- Daniel
> 
>
Daniel Lezcano - April 1, 2013, 8:26 a.m.
On 04/01/2013 08:05 AM, Deepthi Dharwar wrote:
> On 03/29/2013 09:20 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>> On 03/29/2013 04:10 PM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>> On Friday 29 March 2013 06:20 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Santosh Shilimkar
>>>> <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Friday 29 March 2013 05:26 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Daniel Lezcano
>>>>>> <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
>>>>>>> On 03/29/2013 11:38 AM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Friday 29 March 2013 04:01 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>>>>>>>> The driver is initialized several times. This is wrong and if the
>>>>>>>>> return code of the function was checked, it will return -EINVAL.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Move this initialization out of the loop.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>
>>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>>> Fix for this is already and v2 of the patch is here [1]
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ah, ok. Thanks for reviewing the patch.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Can we find a solution to have a single entry point to sumbit patches
>>>>>>> for all the cpuidle drivers ?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Otherwise, consolidating them is a pain: a patch for the samsung tree,
>>>>>>> another one for the at91 tree, etc ... and wait for all the trees to
>>>>>>> sync before continuing to consolidate the code.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Wouldn't be worth to move these drivers under the PM umbrella instead of
>>>>>>> the SoC specific code ?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any idea to simplify the cpuidle consolidation and maintenance ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Adding Arnd and Olof to this discussion since atleast the ARM drivers
>>>>>> go through their arm-soc tree.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Given the work you're putting in to consolidate the drivers, perhaps
>>>>>> they can insist that idle drivers get acked by you?
>>>>>>
>>>>> Not to create controversy but as a general rule there is nothing
>>>>> like *insisting* ack on patches for merge apart from the official
>>>>> maintainers(gate keepers).
>>>>>
>>>>> Having said that, its always good to get more reviews and acks so
>>>>> that better code gets merged.
>>>>>
>>>>> This just my personal opinion.
>>>>
>>>> I'm not asking for special treatment here. :) I'm requesting one set
>>>> of maintainers (arm-soc maintainers) to push back on changes that
>>>> don't get platform idle drivers in sync with the consolidation work
>>>> that is currently ongoing.
>>>>
>>>> This will speed up the process since it is hard to track every
>>>> SoC-specific list for these changes. Some platform maintainers might
>>>> not even be aware of it (those that Daniel hasn't modified yet). A
>>>> similar approach seems to have worked for common clock, DT, pinmux,
>>>> etc.
>>>>
>>> Every patch gets pulled into arm-soc/arm-core has to be posted on
>>> LAKML. So as long as everybody follows that rule, there is no need to
>>> track every SoC lists. And what I have seen so far every this rule
>>> has been followed well.
>>
>> (Added Benjamin, Deepthi and Paul)
>>
>> I don't think everybody is following this rule, patches go to the SoC
>> maintainer's tree without sometimes going through lakml.
>>
>> Furthermore, there is not only ARM, there is also acpi_idle, intel_idle,
>> pseries_idle and sh_idle, respectively located in:
>>
>> drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
>> drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c
>> drivers/idle/intel_idle.c
>>
>> These ones above are under linux-pm, that is Rafael, like cpuidle, even
>> if it is not marked in the MAINTAINERS file, so that should be ok.
>>
>> And there is also:
>>
>> arch/sh/kernel/cpu/shmobile/cpuidle.c
>> arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/processor_idle.c
>>
>> And hopefully, some others in the right place, calxeda_idle and
>> kirwood_idle located in drivers/cpuidle.
>>
>> In the maintainer file, there is no information about cpuidle at all.
>>
>> For example, if someone modify the cpuidle framework allowing to
>> consolidate the code across the different drivers, we have to wait for
>> the merge before using the new api into the different drivers.
>> If we follow strictly the path of the merge tree we fall into a scenario
>> where consolidating the drivers takes a loooooong time.
>>
>> From my POV, *all* the cpuidle drivers must go under drivers/cpuidle,
>> like cpufreq and pass through a single entry point to apply the patches,
>> so the cpuidle framework and the drivers are always synced.
> 
> I can very much relate to the above mentioned problem, where code
> modifications done as a part of cpuidle framework needs to be
> reflected in every arch back-end cpuidle driver.
> We do have added advantages in moving
> all the back-end drivers into drivers/cpuidle.
> This would help us achieve better reviews, easier consolidations
> and more importantly maintaining sync btw drivers and framework and
> the up-streaming process.
> 
> But then, this means we get all the
> arch specific code out under drivers/cpuidle
> which can be very messy. Also instances where the changes
> are specifically tied only to the  architecture of the back-end driver
> (SoC specific), it is absolutely necessary to get SoC maintainer's review.

Yes, I agree.

This is why an important work of separating the PM code from the cpuidle
driver must be done in order to achieve this migration.
Some of this has been done for the at91 and u8500 driver.

Thanks
  -- Daniel

> 
> Cheers,
> Deepthi
> 
>> If everyone agree and we reach this consensus, then we can work to move
>> these drivers to a single place.
>>
>> I think Amit was suggesting to Cc me in the meantime, so while we are
>> moving these drivers to this place, I can help to ensure we go to the
>> same direction.
>>
>> For example, Arnd Cc'ed me about the zynq cpuidle driver when it has
>> been posted and, after review, it appeared it was totally obsolete wrt
>> the modifications we did this year.
>>
>> I propose first to add an entry in MAINTAINERS:
>>
>> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
>> index 4cf5fd3..5b5ab87 100644
>> --- a/MAINTAINERS
>> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
>> @@ -2206,6 +2206,15 @@ S:       Maintained
>>  F:     drivers/cpufreq/
>>  F:     include/linux/cpufreq.h
>>
>> +CPU IDLE DRIVERS
>> +M:      Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
>> +L:      cpuidle@vger.kernel.org
>> +L:      linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
>> +S:      Maintained
>> +F:      drivers/cpuidle/
>> +F:      include/linux/cpuidle.h
>> +
>>  CPUID/MSR DRIVER
>>  M:     "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
>>  S:     Maintained
>>
>> Does it make sense ?
>>
>> Thanks
>>   -- Daniel
>>
>>
>
Benjamin Herrenschmidt - April 1, 2013, 8:29 a.m.
On Mon, 2013-04-01 at 11:35 +0530, Deepthi Dharwar wrote:
> But then, this means we get all the
> arch specific code out under drivers/cpuidle
> which can be very messy.

Not really no. We already have that here or there in other drivers,
it's not necessarily messy and the stuff like that can generally be made
reasonably self contained.

The main issue is that if I (powerpc) wants a fix in my
some_ppc_box_idle.c driver, especially if it needs to sync with other
arch changes, having to sync/ack with Rafael might complicate things a
bit (though not necessarily a lot).

I would probably keep the liberty of sending to Linus directly urgent
bug/regression fixes to individual cpuidle drivers relating to our archs
without waiting every now and then if for example Rafael is on
vacation :-)

>  Also instances where the changes
> are specifically tied only to the  architecture of the back-end driver
> (SoC specific), it is absolutely necessary to get SoC maintainer's
> review.

Ben.
Olof Johansson - April 2, 2013, 6:37 p.m.
On Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 10:29:48AM +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-04-01 at 11:35 +0530, Deepthi Dharwar wrote:
> > But then, this means we get all the
> > arch specific code out under drivers/cpuidle
> > which can be very messy.
> 
> Not really no. We already have that here or there in other drivers,
> it's not necessarily messy and the stuff like that can generally be made
> reasonably self contained.
> 
> The main issue is that if I (powerpc) wants a fix in my
> some_ppc_box_idle.c driver, especially if it needs to sync with other
> arch changes, having to sync/ack with Rafael might complicate things a
> bit (though not necessarily a lot).
> 
> I would probably keep the liberty of sending to Linus directly urgent
> bug/regression fixes to individual cpuidle drivers relating to our archs
> without waiting every now and then if for example Rafael is on
> vacation :-)

Merging them all over sounds like a good idea to me as well.

This isn't too different from how we handle other subsystems; as
architecutre maintainer you just use your judgement on what needs an ack
vs cc. Some smaller details about how the backend of the driver works
on a platform is quite different from refactoring portions of the
framework.


-Olof

Patch

diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
index 4cf5fd3..5b5ab87 100644
--- a/MAINTAINERS
+++ b/MAINTAINERS
@@ -2206,6 +2206,15 @@  S:       Maintained
 F:     drivers/cpufreq/
 F:     include/linux/cpufreq.h

+CPU IDLE DRIVERS
+M:      Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
+L:      cpuidle@vger.kernel.org
+L:      linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
+S:      Maintained
+F:      drivers/cpuidle/
+F:      include/linux/cpuidle.h
+
 CPUID/MSR DRIVER
 M:     "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
 S:     Maintained