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Old 03-04-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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"Rescheduling interrupts" in powertop

I have a Lenovo X61 tablet, and am trying to get the wakeups down using powertop. Kernel is the latest stable: and I have built with CONFIG_IRQBALANCE off.

The number one item is:

<kernel IPI> : Rescheduling interrupts

which comes in at 30-35 per second. Total wakeups are 40-70 so this one item is accounting for most of the wakeups on the system.

I have tried the tip from Ingo Molnar here...
but no apparent effect. Thanks in advance for any help or pointers.
Old 04-08-2008, 08:02 AM   #2
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On my ThinkPad Z60m, acpi is responsible for a constant 25-30 wakeups or almost 50% of total when idle.
Is there any way of reducing acpi interrupts?
Unloading the thinkpad_acpi module does not help and thermal sensor polling is disabled in /proc/acpi.

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Old 01-12-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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I would also like to know if it is possible to reduce Rescheduling interrupts. Is this due to the Intel chipset which produces 35% of the wakeups (81 wakeups from uhci_hcd:USB4, HDA Intel, i915@pci:0000:00:02.0) or ACPI which produces 20% (72) wakeups?

Currently my Asus EeePC 901 spends only 20% in C2 and 20% in C4 state due to this problem producing an estimated 10W power usage at constant 800MHz. The CPU is supposed to use 0.1W in C4 state and 2.5W in C0 (I know it is coupled with an ancient 90nm Chipset) (OpenSUSE 11.1 + KDE 4.2)

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