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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pm_qos: Add QoS param, minimum system bus frequency
On Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 04:22:58PM -0700, Chidambaram, Praveen wrote:
>
>
> > What happened to the discussion around multiple platforms needing
> > multiple bus pm_qos_requirements?
>
> >
> > Is system bus freq too generic? (I'm worried about the name space)
> Something generic would be nice that each architecture can interpet it
> for something specific.
>
> > Is this ok? (I'm asking linux-pm for input here.)
> > On X86 would this be analogous to FSB, Memory, or PCI bus frequencies?
> I am hoping this would be eqivalent to FSB.
>
> > What will happen when there are two buses each wanting a PM_QOS
> > parameter? Is that a likely scenario?
> Possibly. I am not sure how do we solve multiple instances with PM
> QoS.

Me either, we've been waiting for the problem become big enough that we
need to fix it. FWIW the issue exists for the network parameters when
you have multiple NIC's with different capabilities. i.e. 100Mb,
1000Mb, 10000Mb, and 12Mb. All using the same constraint value sort of
falls over.
This will be a problem that needs to be pushed by the device folks a
little before we can come up with a sensible implementation.

> >
> > Also, on your platform you have a throttling driver controlling the
> > frequency of some bus, that will use this value as a constraint on how
> > far it will throttle. no? I would be interested in seeing this driver
> > sometime. (I just want to make sure no one bastardizes pm_qos into an
> > operating point thing. I'm not sure I can justify why but I want to
> > avoid that.)
> The notifier handler and the clock driver limits the bus frequency to
> the max supported by the hardware.
>
> What is an operating point thing?

Nope. Thats a constraint base PM thing. Very compatible with the
pm_qos design goals.

>
> >
> > Lets have a on list discussion around the above. Other than these I
> > don't see a problem with your patch. I would like to know that other Si
> > vendors have a need for it other than just yours and the
> > abstraction/naming is compatible to them as well.
> In ARM architecture, I hope this parameter would be used for AXI/AHB
> scaling and could be used by other Si vendors as well.
>

If there is no issue other folks have with this I think I should provide
my sign-off and see where it goes.

--mgross


>
> >
> > --mgross
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Praveen Chidambaram <pchidamb@quicinc.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: David Brown <davidb@quicinc.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Daniel Walker <dwalker@codeaurora.org>
> > > ---
> > > include/linux/pm_qos_params.h | 3 ++-
> > > kernel/pm_qos_params.c | 32 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> > > 2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/include/linux/pm_qos_params.h b/include/linux/pm_qos_params.h
> > > index d74f75e..091c13c 100644
> > > --- a/include/linux/pm_qos_params.h
> > > +++ b/include/linux/pm_qos_params.h
> > > @@ -10,8 +10,9 @@
> > > #define PM_QOS_CPU_DMA_LATENCY 1
> > > #define PM_QOS_NETWORK_LATENCY 2
> > > #define PM_QOS_NETWORK_THROUGHPUT 3
> > > +#define PM_QOS_SYSTEM_BUS_FREQ 4
> > >
> > > -#define PM_QOS_NUM_CLASSES 4
> > > +#define PM_QOS_NUM_CLASSES 5
> > > #define PM_QOS_DEFAULT_VALUE -1
> > >
> > > int pm_qos_add_requirement(int qos, char *name, s32 value);
> > > diff --git a/kernel/pm_qos_params.c b/kernel/pm_qos_params.c
> > > index 3db49b9..8576f40 100644
> > > --- a/kernel/pm_qos_params.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/pm_qos_params.c
> > > @@ -102,12 +102,24 @@ static struct pm_qos_object network_throughput_pm_qos = {
> > > .comparitor = max_compare
> > > };
> > >
> > > +static BLOCKING_NOTIFIER_HEAD(system_bus_freq_notifier);
> > > +static struct pm_qos_object system_bus_freq_pm_qos = {
> > > + .requirements =
> > > + {LIST_HEAD_INIT(system_bus_freq_pm_qos.requirements.list)},
> > > + .notifiers = &system_bus_freq_notifier,
> > > + .name = "system_bus_freq",
> > > + .default_value = 0,
> > > + .target_value = ATOMIC_INIT(0),
> > > + .comparitor = max_compare
> > > +};
> > > +
> > >
> > > -static struct pm_qos_object *pm_qos_array[] = {
> > > - &null_pm_qos,
> > > - &cpu_dma_pm_qos,
> > > - &network_lat_pm_qos,
> > > - &network_throughput_pm_qos
> > > +static struct pm_qos_object *pm_qos_array[PM_QOS_NUM_CLASSES] = {
> > > + [PM_QOS_RESERVED] = &null_pm_qos,
> > > + [PM_QOS_CPU_DMA_LATENCY] = &cpu_dma_pm_qos,
> > > + [PM_QOS_NETWORK_LATENCY] = &network_lat_pm_qos,
> > > + [PM_QOS_NETWORK_THROUGHPUT] = &network_throughput_pm_qos,
> > > + [PM_QOS_SYSTEM_BUS_FREQ] = &system_bus_freq_pm_qos,
> >
> > I've never used or seen this syntax before. Is it C99? FWIW I like it.
> >
> > > };
> > >
> > > static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(pm_qos_lock);
> > > @@ -313,7 +325,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(pm_qos_remove_requirement);
> > > * will register the notifier into a notification chain that gets called
> > > * upon changes to the pm_qos_class target value.
> > > */
> > > - int pm_qos_add_notifier(int pm_qos_class, struct notifier_block *notifier)
> > > +int pm_qos_add_notifier(int pm_qos_class, struct notifier_block *notifier)
> > > {
> > > int retval;
> > >
> > > @@ -409,9 +421,15 @@ static int __init pm_qos_power_init(void)
> > > return ret;
> > > }
> > > ret = register_pm_qos_misc(&network_throughput_pm_qos);
> > > - if (ret < 0)
> > > + if (ret < 0) {
> > > printk(KERN_ERR
> > > "pm_qos_param: network_throughput setup failed\n");
> > > + return ret;
> > > + }
> > > + ret = register_pm_qos_misc(&system_bus_freq_pm_qos);
> > > + if (ret < 0)
> > > + printk(KERN_ERR
> > > + "pm_qos_param: system_bus_freq setup failed\n");
> > >
> > > return ret;
> > > }
> > > --
> > > 1.6.3.3
> >


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