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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.5.32] CPU frequency and voltage scaling (0/4)

On 28 Aug 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
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> If you look at the papers on the original ARM cpufreq code you'll see a
> case where very long granuality user driven policy is pretty much
> essential. The kernel sometimes does not have enough information.

Alan, that is _not_ the point here.

It's ok to tell the kernel these "long-term" policies. But it has to be
told as a POLICY, not as a random number. Because I can show you a hundred
other cases where the user mode code does _not_have_a_clue_.

That's my argument. The kernel should be given a _policy_, not a "this
frequency". Because a frequency is provably not enough, and can be quite
hurtful.

And I do not want to get people used to passing in frequencies, when I can
absolutely _prove_ that it's the wrong thing for 99% of all uses.

Linus

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