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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH 0/5] DVFS in the OPP core
On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:06 AM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On 31-01-19, 10:58, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 10:23 AM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Adding few folks to the thread who might be interested in this stuff.
> > >
> > > On 28-01-19, 17:55, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> > > > This patch series is an RFC around how we can implement DVFS for devices
> > > > that aren't your typical OPPish device (i.e. GPU/CPU). They don't have a
> > > > strict set of frequencies that they have been tested at to derive some
> > > > operating performance point. Instead they have a coarser set of
> > > > frequency max or 'fmax' OPPs that describe the maiximum frequency the
> > > > device can operate at with a given voltage.
> > > >
> > > > The approach we take is to let the devm_pm_opp_set_rate() API accept 0
> > > > as a valid frequency indicating the frequency isn't required anymore and
> > > > to make the same API use the clk framework to round the frequency passed
> > > > in instead of relying on the OPP table to specify each frequency that
> > > > can be used. Once we have these two patches in place, we can use the OPP
> > > > API to change clk rates instead of clk_set_rate() and use all the recent
> > > > OPP enhancements that have been made around required-opps and genpd
> > > > performance states to do DVFS for all devices.
> > >
> > > Generally speaking I am fine with such an approach but I am not sure
> > > about what others would say on this as they had objections to using
> > > OPP core for setting the rate itself.
> > >
> > > FWIW, I suggested exactly this solution sometime back [1]
> > >
> > > - Drivers need to use two API sets to change clock rate (OPP helpers)
> > > and enable/disable them (CLK framework helpers) and this leads us to
> > > exactly that combination. Is that acceptable ? It doesn't look great
> > > to me as well..
> >
> > I agree here.
> >
> > > - Do we expect the callers will disable clk before calling
> > > opp-set-rate with 0 ? We should remove the regulator requirements as
> > > well along with perf-state.
> >
> > Well, disabling clk affects HW in general, doesn't it?
>
> Yeah, but the regulator may be shared and is running at higher
> voltages just because of the clock requirement of the device getting
> disabled here. Or did I misunderstood what you wanted to say ?

What I wanted to say is that if the caller is required to disable clk
beforehand, that may be as good as setting its rate to zero already.

> > > - What about enabling/disabling clock as well from OPP framework. We
> > > can enable it on the very first call to opp-set-rate and disable
> > > when freq is 0. That will simplify the drivers as well.
> >
> > That sounds compelling, but I guess there are cases in which you can
> > gate the clock regardless of the frequency setting. How would that
> > work then?
>
> Can you give any example here ? I am not sure I understood the concern
> here.

It looks like I was confused somehow, never mind. :-)

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