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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/2] power: supply: add input power and voltage limit properties
Hi Sebastian, Pavel,

Missatge de Benson Leung <bleung@google.com> del dia dj., 23 de maig
2019 a les 21:55:
>
> Hi Enric,
>
> On Tue, May 07, 2019 at 11:52:47AM +0200, Enric Balletbo i Serra wrote:
> > For thermal management strategy you might be interested on limit the
> > input power for a power supply. We already have current limit but
> > basically what we probably want is to limit power. So, introduce the
> > input_power_limit property.
> >
> > Although the common use case is limit the input power, in some
> > specific cases it is the voltage that is problematic (i.e some regulators
> > have different efficiencies at higher voltage resulting in more heat).
> > So introduce also the input_voltage_limit property.
> >
> > This happens in one Chromebook and is used on the Pixel C's thermal
> > management strategy to effectively limit the input power to 5V 3A when
> > the screen is on. When the screen is on, the display, the CPU, and the GPU
> > all contribute more heat to the system than while the screen is off, and
> > we made a tradeoff to throttle the charger in order to give more of the
> > thermal budget to those other components.
> >
> > So there's nothing fundamentally broken about the hardware that would
> > cause the Pixel C to malfunction if we were charging at 9V or 12V instead
> > of 5V when the screen is on, i.e. if userspace doesn't change this.
> >
> > What would happen is that you wouldn't meet Google's skin temperature
> > targets on the system if the charger was allowed to run at 9V or 12V with
> > the screen on.
> >
> > For folks hacking on Pixel Cs (which is now outside of Google's official
> > support window for Android) and customizing their own kernel and userspace
> > this would be acceptable, but we wanted to expose this feature in the
> > power supply properties because the feature does exist in the Emedded
> > Controller firmware of the Pixel C and all of Google's Chromebooks with
> > USB-C made since 2015 in case someone running an up to date kernel wanted
> > to limit the charging power for thermal or other reasons.
> >
> > This patch exposes a new property, similar to input current limit, to
> > re-configure the maximum voltage from the external supply at runtime
> > based on system-level knowledge or user input.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Enric Balletbo i Serra <enric.balletbo@collabora.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Guenter Roeck <groeck@chromium.org>
> > Acked-by: Adam Thomson <Adam.Thomson.Opensource@diasemi.com>
>
> Reviewed-by: Benson Leung <bleung@chromium.org>
>

We're close to the merge window so I'm wondering if there are more
concerns on this patchset?

Thanks,
~ Enric

> > ---
> >
> > Changes in v4:
> > - Add also input_power_limit.
> >
> > Changes in v3:
> > - Improve commit log and documentation with Benson comments.
> >
> > Changes in v2:
> > - Document the new property in ABI/testing/sysfs-class-power.
> > - Add the Reviewed-by Guenter Roeck tag.
> >
> > Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-power | 32 +++++++++++++++++++++
> > Documentation/power/power_supply_class.txt | 4 +++
> > drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c | 2 ++
> > include/linux/power_supply.h | 2 ++
> > 4 files changed, 40 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-power b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-power
> > index 5e23e22dce1b..962a27a1daf8 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-power
> > +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-power
> > @@ -331,10 +331,42 @@ Description:
> > supply. Normally this is configured based on the type of
> > connection made (e.g. A configured SDP should output a maximum
> > of 500mA so the input current limit is set to the same value).
> > + Use preferably input_power_limit, and for problems that can be
> > + solved using power limit use input_current_limit.
> >
> > Access: Read, Write
> > Valid values: Represented in microamps
> >
> > +What: /sys/class/power_supply/<supply_name>/input_voltage_limit
> > +Date: May 2019
> > +Contact: linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
> > +Description:
> > + This entry configures the incoming VBUS voltage limit currently
> > + set in the supply. Normally this is configured based on
> > + system-level knowledge or user input (e.g. This is part of the
> > + Pixel C's thermal management strategy to effectively limit the
> > + input power to 5V when the screen is on to meet Google's skin
> > + temperature targets). Note that this feature should not be
> > + used for safety critical things.
> > + Use preferably input_power_limit, and for problems that can be
> > + solved using power limit use input_voltage_limit.
> > +
> > + Access: Read, Write
> > + Valid values: Represented in microvolts
> > +
> > +What: /sys/class/power_supply/<supply_name>/input_power_limit
> > +Date: May 2019
> > +Contact: linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
> > +Description:
> > + This entry configures the incoming power limit currently set
> > + in the supply. Normally this is configured based on
> > + system-level knowledge or user input. Use preferably this
> > + feature to limit the incoming power and use current/voltage
> > + limit only for problems that can be solved using power limit.
> > +
> > + Access: Read, Write
> > + Valid values: Represented in microwatts
> > +
> > What: /sys/class/power_supply/<supply_name>/online,
> > Date: May 2007
> > Contact: linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
> > diff --git a/Documentation/power/power_supply_class.txt b/Documentation/power/power_supply_class.txt
> > index 300d37896e51..1e3c705111db 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/power/power_supply_class.txt
> > +++ b/Documentation/power/power_supply_class.txt
> > @@ -137,6 +137,10 @@ power supply object.
> >
> > INPUT_CURRENT_LIMIT - input current limit programmed by charger. Indicates
> > the current drawn from a charging source.
> > +INPUT_VOLTAGE_LIMIT - input voltage limit programmed by charger. Indicates
> > +the voltage limit from a charging source.
> > +INPUT_POWER_LIMIT - input power limit programmed by charger. Indicates
> > +the power limit from a charging source.
> >
> > CHARGE_CONTROL_LIMIT - current charge control limit setting
> > CHARGE_CONTROL_LIMIT_MAX - maximum charge control limit setting
> > diff --git a/drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c b/drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c
> > index 5358a80d854f..860db617d241 100644
> > --- a/drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c
> > +++ b/drivers/power/supply/power_supply_sysfs.c
> > @@ -275,6 +275,8 @@ static struct device_attribute power_supply_attrs[] = {
> > POWER_SUPPLY_ATTR(charge_control_limit),
> > POWER_SUPPLY_ATTR(charge_control_limit_max),
> > POWER_SUPPLY_ATTR(input_current_limit),
> > + POWER_SUPPLY_ATTR(input_voltage_limit),
> > + POWER_SUPPLY_ATTR(input_power_limit),
> > POWER_SUPPLY_ATTR(energy_full_design),
> > POWER_SUPPLY_ATTR(energy_empty_design),
> > POWER_SUPPLY_ATTR(energy_full),
> > diff --git a/include/linux/power_supply.h b/include/linux/power_supply.h
> > index 2f9c201a54d1..ba135a5d8996 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/power_supply.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/power_supply.h
> > @@ -122,6 +122,8 @@ enum power_supply_property {
> > POWER_SUPPLY_PROP_CHARGE_CONTROL_LIMIT,
> > POWER_SUPPLY_PROP_CHARGE_CONTROL_LIMIT_MAX,
> > POWER_SUPPLY_PROP_INPUT_CURRENT_LIMIT,
> > + POWER_SUPPLY_PROP_INPUT_VOLTAGE_LIMIT,
> > + POWER_SUPPLY_PROP_INPUT_POWER_LIMIT,
> > POWER_SUPPLY_PROP_ENERGY_FULL_DESIGN,
> > POWER_SUPPLY_PROP_ENERGY_EMPTY_DESIGN,
> > POWER_SUPPLY_PROP_ENERGY_FULL,
> > --
> > 2.20.1
> >
>
> --
> Benson Leung
> Staff Software Engineer
> Chrome OS Kernel
> Google Inc.
> bleung@google.com
> Chromium OS Project
> bleung@chromium.org

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