ARM: imx6: cpuidle: Use raw_spinlock_t

This change “ARM: imx6: cpuidle: Use raw_spinlock_t” in Linux kernel is authored by Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy [at]> on Wed May 29 17:42:29 2019 +0200.

ARM: imx6: cpuidle: Use raw_spinlock_t

The idle call back is invoked with disabled interrupts and requires
raw_spinlock_t locks to work.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Reviewed-by: Fabio Estevam <>
Signed-off-by: Shawn Guo <>

This Linux change may have been applied to various maintained Linux releases and you can find Linux releases including commit 99ae52e.

There are 10 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx6q.c | 10 +++++-----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx6q.c b/arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx6q.c
index 326e870..d9ac80a 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx6q.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx6q.c
@@ -17,22 +17,22 @@
 #include "hardware.h"
 static int num_idle_cpus = 0;
-static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(cpuidle_lock);
+static DEFINE_RAW_SPINLOCK(cpuidle_lock);
 static int imx6q_enter_wait(struct cpuidle_device *dev,
 			    struct cpuidle_driver *drv, int index)
-	spin_lock(&cpuidle_lock);
+	raw_spin_lock(&cpuidle_lock);
 	if (++num_idle_cpus == num_online_cpus())
-	spin_unlock(&cpuidle_lock);
+	raw_spin_unlock(&cpuidle_lock);
-	spin_lock(&cpuidle_lock);
+	raw_spin_lock(&cpuidle_lock);
 	if (num_idle_cpus-- == num_online_cpus())
-	spin_unlock(&cpuidle_lock);
+	raw_spin_unlock(&cpuidle_lock);
 	return index;

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 99ae52e (patch).

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