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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/11] dt-bindings: misc: add bindings for throttler
On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 1:34 PM, Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org> wrote:
> Hi Rob,
>
> On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 11:31:59AM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
>> On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 01:30:42PM -0700, Matthias Kaehlcke wrote:
>>
>> Commit msg?
>
> Will add some more info in the next revision.
>
>> > Signed-off-by: Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org>
>> > ---
>> > .../devicetree/bindings/misc/throttler.txt | 41 +++++++++++++++++++
>> > 1 file changed, 41 insertions(+)
>> > create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/throttler.txt
>> >
>> > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/throttler.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/throttler.txt
>> > new file mode 100644
>> > index 000000000000..92f13e94451a
>> > --- /dev/null
>> > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/throttler.txt
>> > @@ -0,0 +1,41 @@
>> > +Throttler driver
>> > +
>> > +The Throttler is used for non-thermal throttling of system components like
>> > +CPUs or devfreq devices.
>>
>> This all looks very Linux specific and not a h/w device. Perhaps you can
>> add hint properties to OPP tables as to what entries can be used for
>> throttling, but otherwise this doesn't belong in DT.
>
> My idea is to allow multiple throttlers, which might operate on
> different throttling devices or use different OPPs for the same
> device. To support this a simple boolean hint that the OPP can be used
> for throttling would not be sufficient.
>
> What should work is a property with an array of phandles of the
> throttlers that use a given OPP.
>
> AFAIK it is currently not possible to enumerate the devfreq devices in
> the system, so besides the info in the OPPs the throttler itself would
> still need a phandle to the devfreq device(s) it uses.

Why don't you fix that OS problem instead of working around it in DT?

>
> I envision something like this:
>
> gpu_opp_table: opp-table2 {
> compatible = "operating-points-v2";
>
> opp00 {
> opp-hz = /bits/ 64 <200000000>;
> opp-microvolt = <800000>;
> };
> opp01 {
> opp-hz = /bits/ 64 <297000000>;
> opp-microvolt = <800000>;
> opp-throttlers = <&cros_ec_throttler>;
> };
> ...
> };
>
> cros_ec_throttler: cros-ec-throttler {
> compatible = "google,cros-ec-throttler";

Is this an actual h/w device?

>
> devfreq-devices = <&gpu>;
> };
>
> Would this be acceptable?
>
> Thanks
>
> Matthias

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