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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] PM / devfreq: set min/max freq limit from freq table
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MyungJoo, Ping.

On 15 January 2013 16:51, Rajagopal Venkat <rajagopal.venkat@linaro.org> wrote:
> On 14 January 2013 20:06, MyungJoo Ham <myungjoo.ham@samsung.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Rajagopal Venkat
>> <rajagopal.venkat@linaro.org> wrote:
>>> Set devfreq device min and max frequency limits when device
>>> is added to devfreq, provided frequency table is supplied.
>>> This helps governors to suggest target frequency with in
>>> limits.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Rajagopal Venkat <rajagopal.venkat@linaro.org>
>>
>> Could you please elaborate the benefit of the patch?
>>
>
> When freq table is supplied, it's unreasonable to suggest the target frequency
> which is - target_freq < min_freq and target_freq > max_freq. It avoids
> unnecessary checks at devfreq drivers.
>
>> The devfreq device drivers are required to choose proper frequencies
>> anyway regardless which values the governors may give (hopefully by
>> choosing the closest value that can support the required performance).
>>
>
> Yes. but then each driver needs to have conditional checks for choosing
> closet value even though freq table is provided.
>
>> Besides, the min/max values are to be set by userspace. Users may
>> enter 0 in order to express that they do not want to limit the
>> behaviors of governors.
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> MyungJoo.
>>
>>> ---
>>> drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>> 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c b/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
>>> index a8f0173..5782c9b 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
>>> @@ -69,6 +69,29 @@ static struct devfreq *find_device_devfreq(struct device *dev)
>>> }
>>>
>>> /**
>>> + * devfreq_set_freq_limits() - Set min and max frequency from freq_table
>>> + * @devfreq: the devfreq instance
>>> + */
>>> +static void devfreq_set_freq_limits(struct devfreq *devfreq)
>>> +{
>>> + int idx;
>>> + unsigned long min = ~0, max = 0;
>>> +
>>> + if (!devfreq->profile->freq_table)
>>> + return;
>>> +
>>> + for (idx = 0; idx < devfreq->profile->max_state; idx++) {
>>> + if (min > devfreq->profile->freq_table[idx])
>>> + min = devfreq->profile->freq_table[idx];
>>> + if (max < devfreq->profile->freq_table[idx])
>>> + max = devfreq->profile->freq_table[idx];
>>> + }
>>> +
>>> + devfreq->min_freq = min;
>>> + devfreq->max_freq = max;
>>> +}
>>> +
>>> +/**
>>> * devfreq_get_freq_level() - Lookup freq_table for the frequency
>>> * @devfreq: the devfreq instance
>>> * @freq: the target frequency
>>> @@ -476,6 +499,7 @@ struct devfreq *devfreq_add_device(struct device *dev,
>>> devfreq->profile->max_state,
>>> GFP_KERNEL);
>>> devfreq->last_stat_updated = jiffies;
>>> + devfreq_set_freq_limits(devfreq);
>>>
>>> dev_set_name(&devfreq->dev, dev_name(dev));
>>> err = device_register(&devfreq->dev);
>>> --
>>> 1.7.10.4
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> MyungJoo Ham, Ph.D.
>> Mobile Software Platform Lab, DMC Business, Samsung Electronics
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Rajagopal



--
Regards,
Rajagopal


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