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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/28] PM: QoS: Get rid of unuseful code and rework CPU latency QoS interface
On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 11:50 AM Amit Kucheria <amit.kucheria@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 3:47 PM Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:10 AM Amit Kucheria <amit.kucheria@linaro.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 5:09 AM Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi All,
> > > >
> > > > This series of patches is based on the observation that after commit
> > > > c3082a674f46 ("PM: QoS: Get rid of unused flags") the only global PM QoS class
> > > > in use is PM_QOS_CPU_DMA_LATENCY, but there is still a significant amount of
> > > > code dedicated to the handling of global PM QoS classes in general. That code
> > > > takes up space and adds overhead in vain, so it is better to get rid of it.
> > > >
> > > > Moreover, with that unuseful code removed, the interface for adding QoS
> > > > requests for CPU latency becomes inelegant and confusing, so it is better to
> > > > clean it up.
> > > >
> > > > Patches [01/28-12/28] do the first part described above, which also includes
> > > > some assorted cleanups of the core PM QoS code that doesn't go away.
> > > >
> > > > Patches [13/28-25/28] rework the CPU latency QoS interface (in the classic
> > > > "define stubs, migrate users, change the API proper" manner), patches
> > > > [26-27/28] update the general comments and documentation to match the code
> > > > after the previous changes and the last one makes the CPU latency QoS depend
> > > > on CPU_IDLE (because cpuidle is the only user of its target value today).
> > > >
> > > > The majority of the patches in this series don't change the functionality of
> > > > the code at all (at least not intentionally).
> > > >
> > > > Please refer to the changelogs of individual patches for details.
> > >
> > > Hi Rafael,
> > >
> > > Nice cleanup to the code and docs.
> > >
> > > I've reviewed the series, and briefly tested it by setting latencies
> > > from userspace. Can we not remove the debugfs interface? It is a quick
> > > way to check the global cpu latency clamp on the system from userspace
> > > without setting up tracepoints or writing a program to read
> > > /dev/cpu_dma_latency.
> >
> > Come on.
> >
> > What about in Python?
> >
> > #!/usr/bin/env python
> > import numpy as np
> >
> > if __name__ == '__main__':
> > f = open("/dev/cpu_dma_latency", "r")
> > print(np.fromfile(f, dtype=np.int32, count=1))
> > f.close()
> >
> > And probably you can do it in at least 20 different ways. :-)
>
> Indeed, I can, just not as straightforward as "cat /debugfs/filename"
> when you don't have python or perl in your buildroot initramfs.
>
> Some hexdump/od acrobatics will yield the value, I guess.

Right,

# hexdump --format '"%d\n"' /dev/cpu_dma_latency

works just fine, actually.

Thanks!

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