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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 5/7] cpufreq: Calculate number of busy CPUs
On Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:01:07 -0700
Dirk Brandewie <dirk.brandewie@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 06/19/2013 10:12 AM, Lukasz Majewski wrote:
> > In the core governor code, per cpu load value is calculated. This
> > patch uses it to mark processor as a "busy" one, when load value is
> > higher than 90%.
> >
> > New cpufreq sysfs attribute is created (busy_cpus). It is read only
> > and provides information about number of actually busy CPU.
> >
>
> What is the intended use of this interface?

The kernel API would be handy with boost managed by software (like it is
done with exynos) and with LAB governor.

The intention is to have two save valves for boost:

1. Enable SW controlled boost only when we have just one busy CPU.

2. Use the Thermal subsystem to switch off SW managed boost when it
detects that SoC is overheating.

The problem with 2 is that, the boost code is compiled in to the cpufreq
core (no CONFIG_BOOST flag). Thereof we cannot guarantee, that thermal
would be always enabled (the KConfig select option).
I think that thermal subsystem is a suitable place to disable SW boost
at emergency. However in my opinion this is not enough and precaution
defined at 1 is needed.

I can remove exporting the "busy_cpu" sysfs attribute if you think, that
it would confuse userspace. Its purpose is mainly informational.

>
> For drivers that have internal governors it will be misleading/wrong

Would you be so kind and give me an example of such an internal
governor?

Maybe I've overlooked some important information/usecase.

>
> --Dirk
> > Signed-off-by: Lukasz Majewski <l.majewski@samsung.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Myungjoo Ham <myungjoo.ham@samsung.com>
> >
> > Changes for v4:
> > - New patch
> > ---
> > drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 31
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++- drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_governor.c
> > | 1 + include/linux/cpufreq.h | 3 +++
> > 3 files changed, 34 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> > index 9141d33..f785273 100644
> > --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> > +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> > @@ -48,6 +48,7 @@ static DEFINE_PER_CPU(char[CPUFREQ_NAME_LEN],
> > cpufreq_cpu_governor); #endif
> > static DEFINE_RWLOCK(cpufreq_driver_lock);
> > static LIST_HEAD(cpufreq_policy_list);
> > +static cpumask_t cpufreq_busy_cpus;
> >
> > /*
> > * cpu_policy_rwsem is a per CPU reader-writer semaphore designed
> > to cure @@ -317,6 +318,13 @@
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(cpufreq_notify_transition); /*********************************************************************
> > * SYSFS
> > INTERFACE *
> > *********************************************************************/
> > +ssize_t show_busy_cpus(struct kobject *kobj,
> > + struct attribute *attr, char *buf)
> > +{
> > + return sprintf(buf, "%d\n", cpufreq_num_busy_cpu());
> > +}
> > +define_one_global_ro(busy_cpus);
> > +
> > ssize_t show_boost(struct kobject *kobj,
> > struct attribute *attr, char
> > *buf) {
> > @@ -1980,6 +1988,17 @@ int cpufreq_boost_enabled(void)
> > return boost_enabled;
> > }
> >
> > +int cpufreq_num_busy_cpu(void)
> > +{
> > + return cpumask_weight(&cpufreq_busy_cpus);
> > +}
> > +
> > +void cpufreq_set_busy_cpu(int cpu, int val)
> > +{
> > + val ? cpumask_set_cpu(cpu, &cpufreq_busy_cpus) :
> > + cpumask_clear_cpu(cpu, &cpufreq_busy_cpus);
> > +}
> > +
> > /*********************************************************************
> > * REGISTER / UNREGISTER CPUFREQ
> > DRIVER *
> > *********************************************************************/
> > @@ -2019,6 +2038,13 @@ int cpufreq_register_driver(struct
> > cpufreq_driver *driver_data) cpufreq_driver = driver_data;
> > write_unlock_irqrestore(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
> >
> > + ret = cpufreq_sysfs_create_file(&(busy_cpus.attr));
> > + if (ret) {
> > + pr_err("%s: cannot register global busy_cpus sysfs
> > file\n",
> > + __func__);
> > + goto err_null_driver;
> > + }
> > +
> > if (!cpufreq_driver->boost_supported)
> > boost.attr.mode = 0444;
> >
> > @@ -2026,7 +2052,7 @@ int cpufreq_register_driver(struct
> > cpufreq_driver *driver_data) if (ret) {
> > pr_err("%s: cannot register global boost sysfs
> > file\n", __func__);
> > - goto err_null_driver;
> > + goto err_busy_idle_unreg;
> > }
> >
> > ret = subsys_interface_register(&cpufreq_interface);
> > @@ -2058,6 +2084,8 @@ int cpufreq_register_driver(struct
> > cpufreq_driver *driver_data) return 0;
> > err_if_unreg:
> > subsys_interface_unregister(&cpufreq_interface);
> > +err_busy_idle_unreg:
> > + cpufreq_sysfs_remove_file(&(busy_cpus.attr));
> > err_null_driver:
> > write_lock_irqsave(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
> > cpufreq_driver = NULL;
> > @@ -2086,6 +2114,7 @@ int cpufreq_unregister_driver(struct
> > cpufreq_driver *driver)
> >
> > subsys_interface_unregister(&cpufreq_interface);
> >
> > + cpufreq_sysfs_remove_file(&(busy_cpus.attr));
> > cpufreq_sysfs_remove_file(&(boost.attr));
> > unregister_hotcpu_notifier(&cpufreq_cpu_notifier);
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_governor.c
> > b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_governor.c index 077cea7..3402533 100644
> > --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_governor.c
> > +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_governor.c
> > @@ -148,6 +148,7 @@ void dbs_check_cpu(struct dbs_data *dbs_data,
> > int cpu) continue;
> >
> > load = 100 * (wall_time - idle_time) / wall_time;
> > + cpufreq_set_busy_cpu(j, load > 90 ? 1 : 0);
> >
> > if (dbs_data->cdata->governor == GOV_ONDEMAND) {
> > int freq_avg =
> > __cpufreq_driver_getavg(policy, j); diff --git
> > a/include/linux/cpufreq.h b/include/linux/cpufreq.h index
> > 4783c4c..536abfc 100644 --- a/include/linux/cpufreq.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/cpufreq.h
> > @@ -436,6 +436,9 @@ int cpufreq_frequency_table_target(struct
> > cpufreq_policy *policy, int cpufreq_boost_trigger_state(int state);
> > int cpufreq_boost_supported(void);
> > int cpufreq_boost_enabled(void);
> > +
> > +void cpufreq_set_busy_cpu(int cpu, int val);
> > +int cpufreq_num_busy_cpu(void);
> > /* the following 3 funtions are for cpufreq core use only */
> > struct cpufreq_frequency_table
> > *cpufreq_frequency_get_table(unsigned int cpu);
> >
> >
>
Best regards,

Lukasz Majewski


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