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Subject[PATCH V4 0/4] powercap/dtpm: Add the DTPM framework
The density of components greatly increased the last decade bringing a
numerous number of heating sources which are monitored by more than 20
sensors on recent SoC. The skin temperature, which is the case
temperature of the device, must stay below approximately 45°C in order
to comply with the legal requirements.

The skin temperature is managed as a whole by an user space daemon,
which is catching the current application profile, to allocate a power
budget to the different components where the resulting heating effect
will comply with the skin temperature constraint.

This technique is called the Dynamic Thermal Power Management.

The Linux kernel does not provide any unified interface to act on the
power of the different devices. Currently, the thermal framework is
changed to export artificially the performance states of different
devices via the cooling device software component with opaque values.
This change is done regardless of the in-kernel logic to mitigate the
temperature. The user space daemon uses all the available knobs to act
on the power limit and those differ from one platform to another.

This series provides a Dynamic Thermal Power Management framework to
provide an unified way to act on the power of the devices.

- Changed fine grain spinlocks by global tree mutex lock
- Dropped tested by tag from Lukasz
- Fixed rollback routine in dtpm_cpu
- Checked freq_qos_request_active() when releasing the dtpm_cpu node
- Fixed power-limit computation in addition with the hotplugging
- Improved the encapsulation
- Added specific ops for the leaves of the tree
- Simplified API and self-encapsulation
- Fixed documentation and generated it to check the content
- Fixed indentation
- Fixed typos in comments
- Fixed missing kfree for dtpm_cpu
- Capitalize letters in the Kconfig description
- Reduced name description
- Stringified section name
- Added more debug traces in the code
- Removed duplicate initialization in the dtpm cpu

Daniel Lezcano (4):
units: Add Watt units
Documentation/powercap/dtpm: Add documentation for dtpm
powercap/drivers/dtpm: Add API for dynamic thermal power management
powercap/drivers/dtpm: Add CPU energy model based support

Documentation/power/index.rst | 1 +
Documentation/power/powercap/dtpm.rst | 210 ++++++++++++
drivers/powercap/Kconfig | 13 +
drivers/powercap/Makefile | 2 +
drivers/powercap/dtpm.c | 470 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/powercap/dtpm_cpu.c | 257 ++++++++++++++
include/asm-generic/ | 11 +
include/linux/cpuhotplug.h | 1 +
include/linux/dtpm.h | 77 +++++
include/linux/units.h | 4 +
10 files changed, 1046 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 Documentation/power/powercap/dtpm.rst
create mode 100644 drivers/powercap/dtpm.c
create mode 100644 drivers/powercap/dtpm_cpu.c
create mode 100644 include/linux/dtpm.h

Cc: Thara Gopinath <>
Cc: Lina Iyer <>
Cc: Ram Chandrasekar <>
Cc: Zhang Rui <>
Cc: Lukasz Luba <>


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