Commit 1f3b0f82 authored by Gaurav Jindal's avatar Gaurav Jindal Committed by Thomas Gleixner

tick/nohz: Optimize nohz idle enter

tick_nohz_start_idle is called before checking whether the idle tick can be
stopped. If the tick cannot be stopped, calling tick_nohz_start_idle() is
pointless and just wasting CPU cycles.

Only invoke tick_nohz_start_idle() when can_stop_idle_tick() returns true. A
short one minute observation of the effect on ARM64 shows a reduction of calls
by 1.5% thus optimizing the idle entry sequence.

[tglx: Massaged changelog ]

Co-developed-by: Sanjeev Yadav<>
Signed-off-by: Gaurav Jindal<>
Link: default avatarThomas Gleixner <>
parent 775be506
......@@ -908,11 +908,10 @@ static void __tick_nohz_idle_enter(struct tick_sched *ts)
ktime_t now, expires;
int cpu = smp_processor_id();
now = tick_nohz_start_idle(ts);
if (can_stop_idle_tick(cpu, ts)) {
int was_stopped = ts->tick_stopped;
now = tick_nohz_start_idle(ts);
expires = tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick(ts, now, cpu);
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