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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpufreq: Don't send callback pointer to cpufreq_add_update_util_hook()
On 17-08-17, 17:31, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:04:48 PM CEST Viresh Kumar wrote:
> > The callers already have the structure (struct update_util_data) where
> > the function pointer is saved by cpufreq_add_update_util_hook(). And its
> > better if the callers fill it themselves, as they can do it from the
> > governor->init() callback then, which is called only once per policy
> > lifetime rather than doing it from governor->start which can get called
> > multiple times.
> So what problem exactly is this addressing?

Its not fixing any problem really, but is rather just a cleanup patch.
I had a look at include/linux/sched/cpufreq.h and got confused for a

struct update_util_data {
void (*func)(struct update_util_data *data, u64 time, unsigned int flags);

void cpufreq_add_update_util_hook(int cpu, struct update_util_data *data,
void (*func)(struct update_util_data *data, u64 time,
unsigned int flags));

It wasn't quite straight-forward to understand why we needed to pass
both "data" and "func", while "data" should already have "func" set
within it. And then I realized that cpufreq_add_update_util_hook() is
actually setting that field.

Filling the pointer from the callers is probably better because:
- It makes it more readable.
- We have to pass one less argument and the function prototype becomes
quite short.
- The callers don't have to set the data->func pointer from the
governor->start() callback now and can do it only once from
governor->init(). ->start(), stop() callbacks can get called a lot,
for example with CPU hotplug.

But yeah, its all trivial stuff. No big problem solved.


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