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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/7] cpufreq: Add boost frequency support in core
On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:32:57 +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> On 26 June 2013 18:24, Lukasz Majewski <l.majewski@samsung.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:24:32 +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> >> On 19 June 2013 22:42, Lukasz Majewski <l.majewski@samsung.com>
> >> wrote:
>
> >> > +static ssize_t store_boost(struct kobject *kobj, struct
> >> > attribute *attr,
> >> > + const char *buf, size_t count)
> >> > +{
> >> > + int ret, enable;
> >> > +
> >> > + ret = sscanf(buf, "%d", &enable);
> >> > + if (ret != 1 || enable < 0 || enable > 1)
> >> > + return -EINVAL;
> >> > +
> >> > + if (cpufreq_boost_trigger_state(enable)) {
> >> > + pr_err("%s: Cannot enable boost!\n", __func__);
> >> > + return -EINVAL;
> >> > + }
> >>
> >> Probably do boost_enabled = true here.
> >
> > I would prefer to set boot_enabled at
> > cpufreq_boost_trigger_state() method. It is closer to the
> > cpufreq_driver->enable_boost and cpufreq_boost_trigger_state_sw();
> > functions, which do change the freq.
>
> I said that as this will be more inclined towards the purpose of
> this routine. This routine should store boost as show_boost()
> is returning it. So, what would be better is if you just return
> 0 or err from cpufreq_boost_trigger_state() and then set boost
> here. This will also solve your problem where you revert back
> to older boost value for failure cases.

I thought about this idea, but at cpufreq_boost_trigger_state_sw()
I iterate through all available policies and call
cpufreq_frequency_table_cpuinfo()[*] on them. In this routine [*] I use
cpufreq_boost_enabled() [**] route to search for maximal (boost)
frequency.
The [**] reads boost_enabled flag, which shall be updated before. When
this search fails, then I restore the old value of boost_enabled.

>
> >> > + ret =
> >> > cpufreq_driver->enable_boost(state);
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > I would prefer to change
> > this name to enable_boost_hw
> > It is more informative, since it is tailored to hw based boost
> > (Intel).
>
> Ok

OK.

>
> >> > + else
> >> > + ret = cpufreq_boost_trigger_state_sw();
>
> then why not enable_boost_sw() here? that would be more
> relevant.

Could you be more specific here?

The distinction here is done on purpose:

You can either call cpufreq_driver->enable_boost for HW controlled
boost or cpufreq_boost_trigger_state_sw() for SW controlled one.

I could write:
if (cpufreq_driver->enable_boost)
ret = cpufreq_driver->enable_boost(state);

ret = cpufreq_boost_trigger_state_sw();

But then for Intel CPUs I will iterate over its policies to seek for
CPUFREQ_BOOST_FREQ marked frequencies without any purpose, since HW is
taking care of boosting.

>
> > I will rewrite it as follow:
> >
> > if (ret)
> > boost_enabled = 0;
> >
> > write_unlock_irqrestore(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
> > pr_debug("%s: cpufreq BOOST %s\n", __func__,
> > state ? "enabled" : "disabled");
>
> So, you will not print error but current state? Probably
> printing error is better.

I will change it to:

write_unlock_irqrestore(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
if (ret)
pr_err("%s: BOOST cannot enable (%d)\n",
__func__, ret);

return ret;

I want to avoid time consuming operations (like print) with holding
lock (and boost_enabled shall be modified under lock).

--
Best regards,

Lukasz Majewski

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


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