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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/4] sched/uclamp: Make uclamp_util_*() helpers use and return UL values
On Wed, 4 Dec 2019 at 17:03, Valentin Schneider
<valentin.schneider@arm.com> wrote:
>
> On 04/12/2019 15:22, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> >> @@ -2303,15 +2303,15 @@ static inline void cpufreq_update_util(struct rq *rq, unsigned int flags) {}
> >> unsigned int uclamp_eff_value(struct task_struct *p, enum uclamp_id clamp_id);
> >
> > Why not changing uclamp_eff_value to return unsigned long too ? The
> > returned value represents a utilization to be compared with other
> > utilization value
> >
>
> IMO uclamp_eff_value() is a simple accessor to uclamp_se.value
> (unsigned int), which is why I didn't want to change its return type.
> I see it as being the task equivalent of rq->uclamp[clamp_id].value, IOW
> "give me the uclamp value for that clamp index". It just happens to be a
> bit more intricate for tasks than for rqs.

But then you have to take care of casting the returned value in
several places here and in patch 3

>
> uclamp_util() & uclamp_util_with() do explicitly return a utilization,
> so here it makes sense (in my mind, that is) to return UL.

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