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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pm_qos: Add QoS param, minimum system bus frequency
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Daniel Walker <dwalker@codeaurora.org> writes:

> From: Praveen Chidambaram <pchidamb@quicinc.com>
>
> In some systems, the system bus speed can be varied, usually
> based on the current CPU frequency. However, various device
> drivers and/or applications may need a faster system bus for I/O
> even though the CPU itself may be idle.
>
> Signed-off-by: Praveen Chidambaram <pchidamb@quicinc.com>
> Signed-off-by: David Brown <davidb@quicinc.com>
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Walker <dwalker@codeaurora.org>

I think some type of bus parameter is a good idea and something we
would use on TI OMAP as well. However, I also have two concerns with
this approach.

1) The constraint should be in throughput, not in frequency
2) It doesn't handle multiple busses (as Mark Gross pointed out)

For (1), I don't like the idea of forcing drivers to know about the
underlying bus frequency. The same driver could be in use across a
family of SoCs (or even different SoCs), each having different bus
frequencies. For this driver to be portable, the driver should
express its constraints in terms of throughput, not underlying bus
frequency.

For (2), I'm not sure what the best way to handle this in PM QoS is.
Lately, I've been thinking that PM QoS is not the right place for
this. My idea (currenly only in my head) is the that busses in the
LDM (platform_bus, etc.) should have constraints associated with
them. That way, constraints can be set using a 'struct device' and
the bus they are attatched to will inherit the constraints directly.
This automatically solves the problem of multiple busses and allows
the possibility for different bus types to handle the constraints
differently.

Kevin


> ---
> 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,
> };
>
> 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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