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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] fix some problems for cpufreq
On 2014/11/30 6:30, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Saturday, November 29, 2014 09:40:02 AM Wang Weidong wrote:
>> On 2014/11/29 9:26, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> On Friday, November 28, 2014 10:43:37 AM Wang Weidong wrote:
>>>> Hi Rafael and Viresh
>>>> Sorry to trouble you again. As for:
>>>> "acpi-cpufreq: get the cur_freq from acpi_processor_performance states"
>>>> I do it again, and add the other patch.
>>>> patch #1: acpi-cpufreq: make the freq_table store the same freq value
>>>> I think it can work. The set of available states which come
>>>> from acpi won't change. Just like the power would be remove,
>>>> the acpi driver will do that:
>>>> call
>>>> ->acpi_processor_ppc_has_changed
>>>> ->cpufreq_update_policy
>>>> ->acpi_ppc_notifier_block.notifier_call
>>>> ->acpi_processor_ppc_notifier
>>>> ->cpufreq_verify_within_limits
>>>> The progress will change the policy's min_freq and max_freq
>>>> while it won't change the set of states(freq_tables).
>>> OK, so the above information needs to go into the changelog of patch [1/2].
>>> Also, please clarify the problem description in that changelog, it is very
>>> difficult to understand the way it is now.
>> sure, I should do it.
>>>> patch #2: cpufreq: show the real avail freqs with the freq_table
>>>> when the min_freq and max_freq change, we should sync the availble
>>>> freqs.
>>> Why? Do any other cpufreq drivers do that?
>> If some cpufreq drivers support several freqs like this:
>> 1.05 Ghz 1.30Ghz 1.70GHz 2.10GHz 2.3GHz
>> | |
>> min max
>> So what the available freqs is 1.30GHz 1.70GHz 2.10GHz
>> when we do cpufreq-info or cat scaling_available_frequencies,
>> I think the available freqs table show only show these 3 value,
>> not all the values.
> That changes an existing user space interface, however, and the
> only reason I can figure out from what you're saying is your personal
> opinion. This isn't a good enough reason, however.
> What if there are utilities and scripts out there relying on the
> current behavior?

No, there are not utilities and scripts relying on it.

I just confuse that:
If the policy->min and policy-max is changed while it shows all available freqs
though scaling_available_frequencies. I can't set all freq-steps, only [policy->min, policy->max].
why should it show all the available freqs.

Although, it doesn't impact on us. So just ignore the patch#2. :)



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