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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] thermal: devfreq_cooling: add new registration functions with Energy Model
On Tuesday 01 Dec 2020 at 14:37:58 (+0000), Lukasz Luba wrote:
>
>
> On 12/1/20 2:05 PM, Ionela Voinescu wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Thursday 22 Oct 2020 at 12:17:31 (+0100), Lukasz Luba wrote:
> > [..]
> >
> > > > > +/**
> > > > > + * devfreq_cooling_em_register_power() - Register devfreq cooling device with
> > > > > + * power information and attempt to register Energy Model (EM)
> > > >
> > > > It took me a while to understand the differences between devfreq
> > > > register functions and it left me with a nagging feeling that we don't
> > > > need all of them. Also, looking over the cpufreq cooling devices, they
> > > > keep their registering interfaces quite simple.
> > >
> > > This was discussed in previous series, related to EM core changes.
> > > It was requested to have a helper registration function which would
> > > create EM automatically.
> > >
> > > >
> > > > With the functions added by this patch, the devfreq cooling devices will have:
> > > > - old:
> > > > of_devfreq_cooling_register_power
> > > > of_devfreq_cooling_register
> > > > devfreq_cooling_register
> > > > devfreq_cooling_unregister
> > > > - new:
> > > > devfreq_cooling_em_register_power
> > > > devfreq_cooling_em_register
> > > >
> > > > My question is whether we actually need the two new
> > > > devfreq_cooling_em_register_power() and devfreq_cooling_em_register()?
> > >
> > > It is just for consistency, with older scheme. It is only a wrapper, one
> > > line, with default NULL. This scheme is common in thermal and some other
> > > frameworks.
> > >
> > > >
> > > > The power_ops and the em are dependent on one another, so could we
> > > > extend the of_devfreq_cooling_register_power() to do the additional em
> > > > registration. We only need a way to pass the em_cb and I think that
> > > > could fit nicely in devfreq_cooling_power.
> > >
> > > No, they aren't 'dependent on one another'. The EM usage doesn't depend
> > > on presence of power_ops. Drivers might not support power_ops, but want
> > > the framework still use EM and do power estimation.
> > >
> >
> > Okay, wrong choice of words. There's only a one way dependency: you can't
> > use power_ops without an em, according to
> > of_devfreq_cooling_register_power().
> >
> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but I see this as being okay as you still need
> > an em to give you the maximum power of a device in a certain state.
> >
> > With this in mind, and taking in detail the possible calls of the
> > devfreq cooling register functions:
> >
> > 1. Register devfreq cooling device with energy model.
> > (used in patch 5/5)
> >
> > -> devfreq_cooling_em_register()
> > -> devfreq_cooling_em_register_power(dfc_power = NULL, em obtained
> > through various methods)
> > -> of_devfreq_cooling_register_power(same as above)
> >
> > 2. Register devfreq cooling device with power_ops and em:
> > (not used)
> >
> > -> devfreq_cooling_em_register_power(dfc_power != NULL, em obtained
> > through various methods)
> > -> of_devfreq_cooling_register_power(same as above)
> >
> > 3. Register a devfreq cooling devices with power_ops but no em
> > (not used)
> >
> > -> of_devfreq_cooling_register_power(dfc_power != NULL)
> >
> >
> > 4. Register a devfreq cooling devices without any kind of power
> > information (em or dfc_power/power_ops)
> >
> > -> devfreq_cooling_register() or of_devfreq_cooling_register()
> > -> of_devfreq_cooling_register_power(dfc_power = NULL)
> >
> >
> > Given this, aren't we ending up with some possible calls to these
> > registration functions that don't make sense? That is case 3, as
> > of_devfreq_cooling_register_power() could not assign and later use
> > power_ops without an em. For this usecase, 2 should be used instead.
>
> In use case 3. you missed that the driver could registered EM by itself.
> Maybe wanted to manage the EM internally, for various reasons. Then this
> registration use case 3. makes sense.
>

Yes, the code allows it but it would be unlikely.

> >
> > Therefore, can't the same be achieved by collapsing
> > devfreq_cooling_em_register_power() into
> > of_devfreq_cooling_register_power()? (with the user having the
> > possibility to provide the em callback similarly to how get_real_power()
> > is provided - in devfreq_cooling_power).
> >
> > IMO is cleaner to unify the functionality (registration and callbacks)
> > of cooling devices with power capabilities (based on em alone or together
> > with power_ops). Otherwise we just create confusion for users registering
> > cooling devices not knowing which function to call.
>
> I don't want to add the code from devfreq_cooling_em_register_power()
> into the of_devfreq_cooling_register_power(), these are pretty dense
> functions with complicated error handling paths.
> In this shape and a few wrappers, which help users to register according
> to their needs, it looks OK.
>
> There will be always a review of the coming drivers which would like to
> register.
>

Okay, no other arguments from my part.

I'll now take a look over v2. I just wanted to get some of these design
choices out of the way first.

Thanks,
Ionela.

> >
> > If this has been discussed previously and I'm missing some details,
> > please provide some links to the discussions.
> >
> > Thank you for the patience :).
> >
> > Ionela.
> >

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