[3.19.y-ckt stable] Patch "cpuidle: Indicate when a device has been unregistered" has been added to the 3.19.y-ckt tree

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Wed Jul 6 21:00:06 UTC 2016

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    cpuidle: Indicate when a device has been unregistered

to the linux-3.19.y-queue branch of the 3.19.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.19.8-ckt23.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.19.y-ckt tree, see



>From 1197cd5beee444ef7d962711e001a3460d45eb7b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Dave Gerlach <d-gerlach at ti.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:05:38 -0500
Subject: cpuidle: Indicate when a device has been unregistered

commit c998c07836f985b24361629dc98506ec7893e7a0 upstream.

Currently the 'registered' member of the cpuidle_device struct is set
to 1 during cpuidle_register_device. In this same function there are
checks to see if the device is already registered to prevent duplicate
calls to register the device, but this value is never set to 0 even on
unregister of the device. Because of this, any attempt to call
cpuidle_register_device after a call to cpuidle_unregister_device will
fail which shouldn't be the case.

To prevent this, set registered to 0 when the device is unregistered.

Fixes: c878a52d3c7c (cpuidle: Check if device is already registered)
Signed-off-by: Dave Gerlach <d-gerlach at ti.com>
Acked-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano at linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle.c b/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle.c
index 9ab9964..5a4ff9c 100644
--- a/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle.c
+++ b/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle.c
@@ -355,6 +355,8 @@ static void __cpuidle_unregister_device(struct cpuidle_device *dev)
 	per_cpu(cpuidle_devices, dev->cpu) = NULL;
+	dev->registered = 0;

 static void __cpuidle_device_init(struct cpuidle_device *dev)

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