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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] PM / Domains: Add tracepoints
On Tue 2019-10-01 12:37:01, Matthias Kaehlcke wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 02:08:46PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 10:42:35 -0700
> > Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org> wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 01:03:43PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 09:35:42 -0700
> > > > Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > How about this instead:
> > > > >
> > > > > Add tracepoints for genpd_power_on, genpd_power_off and
> > > > > genpd_set_performance_state. The tracepoints can help with
> > > > > understanding power domain behavior of a given device, which
> > > > > may be particularly interesting for battery powered devices
> > > > > and suspend/resume.
> > > >
> > > > Do you have a use case example to present?
> > >
> > > TBH I'm not looking into a specific use case right now. While
> > > peeking around in /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events to learn more
> > > about existing tracepoints that might be relevant for my work
> > > I noticed the absence of genpd ones and it seemed a good idea to
> > > add them preemptively. Conceptually they seem similar to the
> > > existing regulator_enable/disable and cpu_idle tracepoints.
> > >
> > > As an abstract use case I could see power analysis on battery
> > > powered devices during suspend. genpd_power_on/off allow to see
> > > which power domains remain on during suspend, and might give
> > > insights for possible power saving options. Examples could be that
> > > a power domain stays unexpectedly on due to a misconfiguration, or
> > > two power domains remain on when it could be only one if you just
> > > moved that one pin/port over to the other domain in the next
> > > hardware revision.
> >
> > If the power management maintainers have no issues with adding these,
> > then neither do I ;-) It would be them who would pull them in anyway.
>
> Ok, I'll send a new version with the changes you suggested and some more
> info in the commit message, unless PM maintainers raise concerns before
> that.

Dunno. Adding tracepoints because someone might need them for, umm,
something... I'd wait until they are actually needed.

Best regards,
Pavel
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