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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] ACPI / LPIT: Add Low Power Idle Table (LPIT) support
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On Thu, 2017-10-05 at 21:39 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 9:16 PM, Srinivas Pandruvada
> <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > Added functionality to read LPIT table, which provides:
> >
> > - Sysfs interface to read residency counters via
> > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuidle/low_power_idle_cpu_residency_us
> > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuidle/low_power_idle_system_residency_us
> >
> > Here the count "low_power_idle_cpu_residency_us" shows the time
> > spent
> > by CPU package in low power state. This is read via MSR interface,
> > which
> > points to MSR for PKG C10.
> >
> > Here the count "low_power_idle_system_residency_us" show the count
> > the
> > system was in low power state. This is read via MMIO interface.
> > This
> > is mapped to SLP_S0 residency on modern Intel systems. This
> > residency
> > is achieved only when CPU is in PKG C10 and all functional blocks
> > are
> > in low power state.
> >
> > It is possible that none of the above counters present or anyone of
> > the
> > counter present or all counters present.
> >
> > For example: On my Kabylake system both of the above counters
> > present.
> > After suspend to idle these counts updated and prints:
> > 6916179
> > 6998564
> >
> > This counter can be read by tools like turbostat to display. Or it
> > can
> > be used to debug, if modern systems are reaching desired low power
> > state.
> >
> > - Provides an interface to read residency counter memory address
> > This address can be used to get the base address of PMC memory
> > mapped IO.
> > This is utilized by intel_pmc_core driver to print more debug
> > information.
>
> >
> > +               switch (residency_info_mem.gaddr.bit_width) {
> > +               case 8:
> > +                       count =
> > readb(residency_info_mem.iomem_addr);
> > +                       break;
> > +               case 16:
> > +                       count =
> > readw(residency_info_mem.iomem_addr);
> > +                       break;
> > +               case 32:
> > +                       count =
> > readl(residency_info_mem.iomem_addr);
> > +                       break;
> > +               case 64:
> > +                       count =
> > readq(residency_info_mem.iomem_addr);
> > +                       break;
> > +               default:
> > +                       return -EINVAL;
> > +               }
>
> I saw something very similar already under drivers/acpi. Can we
> utilize it (split a helper out of it and re-use)?
This functionality is probably not only for ACPI, but may be other
parts of the kernel too. So if there is a common function then it can
be more generic outside of ACPI.

Thanks,
Srinivas

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