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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] PM / devfreq: Add support for QCOM devfreq firmware
On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 1:30 PM, Saravana Kannan <skannan@codeaurora.org> wrote:
> On 05/22/2018 11:08 AM, Rob Herring wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 12:52:40AM -0700, Saravana Kannan wrote:
>>>
>>> The firmware present in some QCOM chipsets offloads the steps necessary
>>> for
>>> changing the frequency of some devices (Eg: L3). This driver implements
>>> the
>>> devfreq interface for this firmware so that various governors could be
>>> used
>>> to scale the frequency of these devices.
>>>
>>> Each client (say cluster 0 and cluster 1) that wants to vote for a
>>> particular device's frequency (say, L3 frequency) is represented as a
>>> separate voter device (qcom,devfreq-fw-voter) that's a child of the
>>> firmware device (qcom,devfreq-fw).
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <skannan@codeaurora.org>
>>> ---
>>> .../bindings/devfreq/devfreq-qcom-fw.txt | 41 +++
>>> drivers/devfreq/Kconfig | 14 +
>>> drivers/devfreq/Makefile | 1 +
>>> drivers/devfreq/devfreq_qcom_fw.c | 330
>>> +++++++++++++++++++++
>>> 4 files changed, 386 insertions(+)
>>> create mode 100644
>>> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/devfreq/devfreq-qcom-fw.txt
>>> create mode 100644 drivers/devfreq/devfreq_qcom_fw.c
>>>
>>> diff --git
>>> a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/devfreq/devfreq-qcom-fw.txt
>>> b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/devfreq/devfreq-qcom-fw.txt
>>> new file mode 100644
>>> index 0000000..f882a0b
>>> --- /dev/null
>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/devfreq/devfreq-qcom-fw.txt
>>> @@ -0,0 +1,41 @@
>>> +QCOM Devfreq firmware device
>>> +
>>> +Some Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) chipsets have a firmware that
>>> +offloads the steps for frequency switching. It provides a table of
>>> +supported frequencies and a register to request one of the supported
>>> +freqencies.
>>> +
>>> +The qcom,devfreq-fw represents this firmware as a device. Sometimes,
>>> +multiple entities want to vote on the frequency request that is sent to
>>> the
>>> +firmware. The qcom,devfreq-fw-voter represents these voters as child
>>> +devices of the corresponding qcom,devfreq-fw device.
>>> +
>>> +Required properties:
>>> +- compatible: Must be "qcom,devfreq-fw" or
>>> "qcom,devfreq-fw-voter"
>>
>>
>> No versions of firmware?
>
>
> Sure, I can add a v1. Right now the interface has always been identical. I
> thought if it changed in the future I'll add -v2.

Sounds like you are making up version numbers. If you don't have real
h/w or firmware version numbers, then use an SoC specific compatible
string.

>>> +Only for qcom,devfreq-fw:
>>> +- reg: Pairs of physical base addresses and region sizes
>>> of
>>> + memory mapped registers.
>>
>>
>> Registers? Is this firmware or h/w block?
>
>
> It's a HW block that has its own firmware.

So you have 2 things that could change: the h/w interface and the
firmware version. Make sure the compatible string(s) is specific
enough for the OS to know the exact combination.

>>> +- reg-names: Names of the bases for the above registers.
>>> + Required register regions are:
>>> + - "en-base": address of register to check if the
>>> + firmware is enabled.
>>> + - "ftbl-base": address region for the frequency
>>> + table.
>>> + - "perf-base": address of register to request a
>>> + frequency.
>>> +
>>> +Example:
>>> +
>>> + qcom,devfreq-l3 {
>>> + compatible = "qcom,devfreq-fw";
>>> + reg-names = "en-base", "ftbl-base", "perf-base";
>>> + reg = <0x18321000 0x4>, <0x18321110 0x600>, <0x18321920
>>> 0x4>;
>>> +
>>> + qcom,cpu0-l3 {
>>> + compatible = "qcom,devfreq-fw-voter";
>>
>>
>> There's no point in these nodes. They don't have any properties or
>> resources.
>
>
> These nodes decide how many voters this device supports. Each voter would be
> a devfreq node that will have its own governor set. For example, one of them
> would use this governor:
> http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1805.2/02474.html
>
> You can also attach different devfreq-event devices to each one of these
> voter devices based on what events you want to use for scaling each voter.
> So, the devices are definitely needed in the larger context.

Sorry, I still don't understand.

Rob

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