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SubjectRe: Help: Using cpufreq from kernel level
Claudio Scordino wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm writing a kernel module that needs to get info about the available
> frequencies on the current processor and to periodically change the current
> frequency.
>
> At user level it can be done through
>
> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/cpuinfo_cur_freq
> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_setspeed
>
> but I have no idea how to implement it at kernel level.
>
> I tried to declare
>
> extern struct cpufreq_driver *cpufreq_driver;
> extern struct cpufreq_policy *cpufreq_cpu_data[NR_CPUS];
> extern spinlock_t cpufreq_driver_lock;
> extern ssize_t show_available_freqs (struct cpufreq_policy *policy, char
> *buf);
>
> and to do
>
> char buffer [100000] = "\n";
> spin_lock_irqsave(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
> show_available_freqs(cpufreq_cpu_data[0], buffer);
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
>
> but it crashes the system.
>
> Please, can somebody tell me how this can be done ?

For one thing, you cannot put such a huge buffer on the kernel stack.

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