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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND v10 0/7] cpufreq:boost: CPU Boost mode support
Hi Rafael,

> On 04-12-2013 02:59, Lukasz Majewski wrote:
> > Hi Rafael,
> >
> >> This patch series introduces support for CPU overclocking technique
> >> called Boost.
> >>
> >> It is a follow up of a LAB governor proposal. Boost is a LAB
> >> component:
> >> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1484746/match=cpufreq
> >>
> >> Boost unifies hardware based solution (e.g. Intel Nehalem) with
> >> software oriented one (like the one done at Exynos).
> >> For this reason cpufreq/freq_table code has been reorganized to
> >> include common code.
> >>
> >> Important design decisions:
> >> - Boost related code is compiled-in unconditionally to cpufreq core
> >> and disabled by default. The cpufreq_driver is responsibile for
> >> setting boost_supported flag and providing set_boost callback(if HW
> >> support is needed). For software managed boost, special Kconfig
> >> flag - CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_BOOST_SW has been defined. It will be
> >> selected only when a target platform has thermal framework
> >> properly configured.
> >>
> >> - struct cpufreq_driver has been extended with boost related
> >> fields: -- boost_supported - when driver supports boosting
> >> -- boost_enabled - boost state
> >> -- set_boost - callback to function, which is necessary to
> >> enable/disable boost
> >>
> >> - Boost sysfs attribute (/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost) is
> >> visible _only_ when cpufreq driver supports Boost.
> >>
> >> - No special spin_lock for Boost was created. The one from cpufreq
> >> core was reused.
> >>
> >> - The Boost code doesn't rely on any policy. When boost state is
> >> changed, then the policy list is iterated and proper adjustements
> >> are done.
> >>
> >> - To improve safety level, the thermal framework is also extended
> >> to disable software boosting, when thermal trip point is reached.
> >> After cooling down the boost can be enabled again. This emulates
> >> behaviour similar to HW managed boost (like x86)
> >>
> >> Tested at HW:
> >> Exynos 4412 3.13-rc2 Linux
> >> Intel Core i7-3770 3.13-rc2 Linux
> >>
> >> Above patches were posted on top of kernel_pm/bleeding-edge
> >> (SHA1: 9483a9f69d5c8f83f1723361bf8340ddfb6475b4)
> >>
> >
> > Rafael, could you pull patches from 1 to 6 of this series? Those are
> > related to cpufreq core and has already been accepted by Viresh at a
> > late August this year.
> > This would facilitate my further cpufreq work.
> >
> > And about the last patch - related to thermal. It seems that more
> > discussion NOT related to cpufreq will be ongoing.
> >
> > I would prefer to add it as a separate patch to thermal subtree.
>
> I agree with Lukasz here. The part that touches the thermal driver is
> minimal and the discussion is a simple matter of concept and
> optimization of data structures.

Rafael, what is your opinion here?

Shall I prepare another resend (without thermal patch) or would you
accept the cpufreq part of this patch set (1 to 6) as is?

>
> >
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Lukasz Majewski (7):
> >> cpufreq: Add boost frequency support in core
> >> cpufreq:acpi:x86: Adjust the acpi-cpufreq.c code to work with
> >> common boost solution
> >> cpufreq:boost:Kconfig: Provide support for software managed BOOST
> >> cpufreq:exynos:Extend Exynos cpufreq driver to support boost
> >> framework
> >> Documentation:cpufreq:boost: Update BOOST documentation
> >> cpufreq:exynos4x12: Change L0 driver data to CPUFREQ_BOOST_FREQ
> >> thermal:exynos:boost: Automatic enable/disable of BOOST feature
> >> (at Exynos4412)
> >>
> >> Documentation/cpu-freq/boost.txt | 26 +++----
> >> drivers/cpufreq/Kconfig | 4 +
> >> drivers/cpufreq/Kconfig.arm | 15 ++++
> >> drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c | 86
> >> +++++++-------------- drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c |
> >> 118 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> >> drivers/cpufreq/exynos-cpufreq.c | 3 +
> >> drivers/cpufreq/exynos4x12-cpufreq.c | 2 +-
> >> drivers/cpufreq/freq_table.c | 56 ++++++++++++--
> >> drivers/thermal/samsung/exynos_tmu_data.c | 47 ++++++++++++
> >> include/linux/cpufreq.h | 24 ++++++ 10 files
> >> changed, 302 insertions(+), 79 deletions(-)
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>


--
Best regards,

Lukasz Majewski

Samsung R&D Institute Poland (SRPOL) | Linux Platform Group


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