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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 02/10] cpufreq: provide data for frequency-invariant load-tracking support
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On 12/07/17 05:09, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> On 11-07-17, 16:06, Dietmar Eggemann wrote:
>> But in the meantime we're convinced that cpufreq_driver_fast_switch() is
>> not the right place to call arch_set_freq_scale() since for (future)
>> arm/arm64 fast-switch driver, the return value of
>> cpufreq_driver->fast_switch() does not give us the information that the
>> frequency value did actually change.
>
> Yeah, I saw your discussion with Peter on #linux-rt IRC and TBH I wasn't aware
> that we are going to do fast switching that way. Just trying to get
> understanding of that idea a bit..
>
> So we will do fast switching from scheduler's point of view, i.e. we wouldn't
> schedule a kthread to change the frequency. But the real hardware still can't do
> that without sleeping, like if we have I2C somewhere in between. AFAIU, we will
> still have some kind of *software* bottom half to do that work, isn't it? And it
> wouldn't be that we have pushed some instructions to the hardware, which it can
> do a bit later.
>

No the platforms we are considering are only where a standard firmware
interface is provided and the firmware deals with all those I2C/PMIC crap.

> For example, the regulator may be accessed via I2C and we need to program that
> before changing the clock. So, it will be done by some software code only.
>

Software but just not Linux OSPM but some firmware(remote processors
presumably, can't imagine on the same processor though)

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Regards,
Sudeep

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