x86 idle: deprecate mwait_idle() and "idle=mwait" cmdline param
mwait_idle() is a C1-only idle loop intended to be more efficient
than HLT on SMP hardware that supports it.
But mwait_idle() has been replaced by the more general
mwait_idle_with_hints(), which handles both C1 and deeper C-states.
ACPI uses only mwait_idle_with_hints(), and never uses mwait_idle().
Deprecate mwait_idle() and the "idle=mwait" cmdline param
to simplify the x86 idle code.
After this change, kernels configured with
(!CONFIG_ACPI=n && !CONFIG_INTEL_IDLE=n) when run on hardware
that support MWAIT will simply use HLT. If MWAIT is desired
on those systems, cpuidle and the cpuidle drivers above
can be used.
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Signed-off-by: Len Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>