lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2014]   [Jun]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
SubjectRe: unparseable, undocumented /sys/class/drm/.../pstate
From
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 9:02 AM, Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
> On Sun 2014-06-22 22:12:14, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
>> > On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 02:22:59PM -0400, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
>> >> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
>> >> > Hi!
>> >> >
>> >> > AFAICT, pstate file will contain something like
>> >> >
>> >> > 07: core 100 MHz memory 123 MHz *
>> >> > 08: core 100-200 MHz memory 123 MHz
>> >> >
>> >> > ...which does not look exactly like one-value-per-file, and I'm pretty
>> >> > sure userspace will get it wrong if it tries to parse it. Plus, I
>> >> > don't see required documentation in Documentation/ABI.
>> >> >
>> >> > Should we disable it for now, so that userspace does not start
>> >> > depending on it and we'll not have to maintain it forever?
>> >> >
>> >> > I guess better interface would be something like
>> >> >
>> >> > pstate/07/core_clock_min
>> >> > core_clock_max
>> >> > memory_clock_min
>> >> > memory_clock_max
>> >> >
>> >> > and then pstate/active containing just the number of active state?
>
>> Could we just say that the format of this file is one-per-line of
>>
>> level: information-for-the-user
>
> But it is not.

But it is...

> Management tools will want to parse it, sooner or
> later. What is wrong with solution described above?

It is complex and annoying to the people that will actually use it.

>
>> And you can echo a level into it to switch to that level? That seems
>> like a reasonable ABI to have... would be happy to throw it into a
>> file somewhere... not sure where though.
>
> Documentation/ABI/testing/

Yes, I got that far. And then I became confused.

-ilia


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2014-06-23 16:21    [W:0.101 / U:0.232 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site