x86, AMD: Set ARAT feature on AMD processors
authorBoris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@amd.com>
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:13:44 +0000 (12:13 -0400)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:03:33 +0000 (14:03 +0100)
Support for Always Running APIC timer (ARAT) was introduced in
commit db954b5898dd3ef3ef93f4144158ea8f97deb058. This feature
allows us to avoid switching timers from LAPIC to something else
(e.g. HPET) and go into timer broadcasts when entering deep

AMD processors don't provide a CPUID bit for that feature but
they also keep APIC timers running in deep C-states (except for
cases when the processor is affected by erratum 400). Therefore
we should set ARAT feature bit on AMD CPUs.

Tested-by: Borislav Petkov <borislav.petkov@amd.com>
Acked-by: Andreas Herrmann <andreas.herrmann3@amd.com>
Acked-by: Mark Langsdorf <mark.langsdorf@amd.com>
Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@amd.com>
LKML-Reference: <1300205624-4813-1-git-send-email-ostr@amd64.org>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

index 7c7bedb..48eaa1b 100644 (file)
@@ -594,6 +594,10 @@ static void __cpuinit init_amd(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)
+       /* As a rule processors have APIC timer running in deep C states */
+       if (c->x86 >= 0xf && !cpu_has_amd_erratum(amd_erratum_400))
+               set_cpu_cap(c, X86_FEATURE_ARAT);
 #ifdef CONFIG_X86_32