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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ACPI: update user_policy.max when _PPC updated
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On Thursday, June 06, 2013 08:27:08 AM Joe Jin wrote:
> On 06/06/13 04:40, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Wednesday, June 05, 2013 08:52:52 AM Joe Jin wrote:
> >> When _PPC changed dynamically the user_policy.max will not be updated,
> >> this prevent CPU run on the highest frequency.
> >
> > Why should the user setting be always related to the current maximum available
> > frequency? What if the user sets the limit for power capping purposes?
>
> cpufreq_update_policy() get policy->max from user_policy.max:
>
> 1782 int cpufreq_update_policy(unsigned int cpu)
> 1783 {
> [...]
> 1800 policy.min = data->user_policy.min;
> 1801 policy.max = data->user_policy.max;
> 1802 policy.policy = data->user_policy.policy;
> 1803 policy.governor = data->user_policy.governor;
> [...]
> 1819 ret = __cpufreq_set_policy(data, &policy);
> [...]
>
> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu$/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq using policy->max
> and user_policy->max, when update it, so I think _PPC changes also need
> to update these two?

Yes, if policy.max happens to be greater that the maximum available frequency,
then (and only then) it probably should be updated. It should never be bumped
up, though.

Thanks,
Rafael


> >> Signed-off-by: Joe Jin <joe.jin@oracle.com>
> >> Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
> >> Cc: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
> >> ---
> >> drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
> >> 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c b/drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c
> >> index e854582..e01aa7d 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c
> >> @@ -180,6 +180,7 @@ static void acpi_processor_ppc_ost(acpi_handle handle, int status)
> >> int acpi_processor_ppc_has_changed(struct acpi_processor *pr, int event_flag)
> >> {
> >> int ret;
> >> + unsigned int saved = (unsigned int)pr->performance_platform_limit;
> >>
> >> if (ignore_ppc) {
> >> /*
> >> @@ -204,8 +205,22 @@ int acpi_processor_ppc_has_changed(struct acpi_processor *pr, int event_flag)
> >> }
> >> if (ret < 0)
> >> return (ret);
> >> - else
> >> + else {
> >> + unsigned int ppc = (unsigned int)pr->performance_platform_limit;
> >> +
> >> + if (saved != ppc) {
> >> + struct cpufreq_policy *policy;
> >> +
> >> + policy = cpufreq_cpu_get(pr->id);
> >> + if (likely(policy))
> >> + policy->user_policy.max =
> >> + pr->performance->states[ppc].
> >> + core_frequency * 1000;
> >> + cpufreq_cpu_put(policy);
> >> + }
> >> +
> >> return cpufreq_update_policy(pr->id);
> >> + }
> >> }
> >>
> >> int acpi_processor_get_bios_limit(int cpu, unsigned int *limit)
> >>
>
>
>
--
I speak only for myself.
Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.


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