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Date:	Mon, 16 May 2016 17:06:50 +0200
From:	Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
To:	Nishanth Menon <nm@...com>
Cc:	pali.rohar@...il.com, sre@...nel.org,
	kernel list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-arm-kernel <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	linux-omap@...r.kernel.org, tony@...mide.com, khilman@...nel.org,
	aaro.koskinen@....fi, ivo.g.dimitrov.75@...il.com,
	patrikbachan@...il.com, serge@...lyn.com
Subject: Re: Can not play audio with screen off

Hi!

> > I'm playing some more with N900, this time I'd like to use it as a
> > alarm clock...
> > 
> > And now I realized I can not, because system performance is so
> > horrible with screen off that mpg123 + pulseaudio skips horribly. This
> > is without tweaking serial parameters, so CPU is definitely not going
> > into the idle/off modes.
> > 
> > Loading CPU fixes the issue (I used cat /dev/zero > /dev/null).
> > 
> > Hmm. And it seems to work better if I ssh in and launch mpg123
> > remotely. Weird.
> > 
> > Kernel 4.5-rc0. Will try on different ones.
> > 
> > Any ideas? Is there interface to tell kernel that better performance
> > is needed for a while?

> pm_qos cpu_dma_latency? Drivers will have to be properly instrumented
> with appropriate latency values -> this will control the depth in C
> states that the system will attempt. NOTE: it is a dual edged sword,
> bad configurations can result in none of the C-states being entered.

Ok, so far it looks like artefact of -rc0 kernel. Lets see if it
reappers...

Thanks,
									Pavel

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