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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/8] thermal/drivers/cpu_cooling: Introduce the cpu idle cooling driver
On 31 January 2018 at 10:50, Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
> On 31/01/2018 10:46, Vincent Guittot wrote:
>> On 31 January 2018 at 10:33, Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
>>> On 31/01/2018 10:01, Vincent Guittot wrote:
>>>> Hi Daniel,
>>>>
>>>> On 23 January 2018 at 16:34, Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> [ ... ] (please trim :)
>>>
>>>>> + /*
>>>>> + * Each cooling device is per package. Each package
>>>>> + * has a set of cpus where the physical number is
>>>>> + * duplicate in the kernel namespace. We need a way to
>>>>> + * address the waitq[] and tsk[] arrays with index
>>>>> + * which are not Linux cpu numbered.
>>>>> + *
>>>>> + * One solution is to use the
>>>>> + * topology_core_id(cpu). Other solution is to use the
>>>>> + * modulo.
>>>>> + *
>>>>> + * eg. 2 x cluster - 4 cores.
>>>>> + *
>>>>> + * Physical numbering -> Linux numbering -> % nr_cpus
>>>>> + *
>>>>> + * Pkg0 - Cpu0 -> 0 -> 0
>>>>> + * Pkg0 - Cpu1 -> 1 -> 1
>>>>> + * Pkg0 - Cpu2 -> 2 -> 2
>>>>> + * Pkg0 - Cpu3 -> 3 -> 3
>>>>> + *
>>>>> + * Pkg1 - Cpu0 -> 4 -> 0
>>>>> + * Pkg1 - Cpu1 -> 5 -> 1
>>>>> + * Pkg1 - Cpu2 -> 6 -> 2
>>>>> + * Pkg1 - Cpu3 -> 7 -> 3
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I'm not sure that the assumption above for the CPU numbering is safe.
>>>> Can't you use a per cpu structure to point to resources that are per
>>>> cpu instead ? so you will not have to rely on CPU ordering
>>>
>>> Can you elaborate ? I don't get the part with the percpu structure.
>>
>> Something like:
>>
>> struct cpuidle_cooling_cpu {
>> struct task_struct *tsk;
>> wait_queue_head_t waitq;
>> };
>>
>> DECLARE_PER_CPU(struct cpuidle_cooling_cpu *, cpu_data);
>
> I got this part but I don't get how that fixes the ordering thing.

Because you don't care of the CPU ordering to retrieve the data as
they are stored per cpu directly

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