[V3,7/7] fbcon: queue work on any cpu

Message ID e82c429f56d058cb6e2bbcad40232c11a4be511a.1363617402.git.viresh.kumar@linaro.org
State Accepted
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Viresh Kumar March 18, 2013, 3:23 p.m.
fbcon uses workqueues and it has no real dependency of scheduling these on the
cpu which scheduled them.

On a idle system, it is observed that and idle cpu wakes up few times just to
service this work. It would be better if we can schedule it on a cpu which isn't
idle to save on power.

By idle cpu (from scheduler's perspective) we mean:
- Current task is idle task
- nr_running == 0
- wake_list is empty

This patch replaces schedule_work() routine with queue_work_on_any_cpu()
sibling with system_wq as workqueue.

This routine would look for the closest (via scheduling domains) non-idle cpu
(non-idle from schedulers perspective). If the current cpu is not idle or all
cpus are idle, work will be scheduled on local cpu.

Cc: Dave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-fbdev@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
---
 drivers/video/console/fbcon.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c b/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c
index 3cd6759..a900997 100644
--- a/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c
+++ b/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c
@@ -404,7 +404,7 @@  static void cursor_timer_handler(unsigned long dev_addr)
 	struct fb_info *info = (struct fb_info *) dev_addr;
 	struct fbcon_ops *ops = info->fbcon_par;
 
-	schedule_work(&info->queue);
+	queue_work_on_any_cpu(system_wq, &info->queue);
 	mod_timer(&ops->cursor_timer, jiffies + HZ/5);
 }