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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 7/7] soc: qcom: rpmpd/rpmhpd: Add a max vote on all corners at init
On 14-06-18, 12:05, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
> On 06/14/2018 03:58 AM, David Collins wrote:
> > Hello Rajendra,
> >
> > On 06/11/2018 09:40 PM, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
> >> As we move from no clients/consumers in kernel voting on corners,
> >> to *some* voting and some not voting, we might end up in a situation
> >> where the clients which remove votes can adversly impact others
> >
> > s/adversly/adversely/
> >
> >> who still don't have a way to vote.
> >>
> >> To avoid this situation, have a max vote on all corners at init.
> >> This should/can be removed once we have all clients moved to
> >> be able to vote/unvote for themselves.
> >
> > This change seems like a hack. Do you intend for it to be merged and then
> > later reverted in Linus's tree? Could it instead be implemented in a way
> > that does not require reverting and instead is enabled by some DT
> > property? Alternatively, could this feature be added to the power domain
> > core since it is relatively generic?
> >
> >
> >> Signed-off-by: Rajendra Nayak <rnayak@codeaurora.org>
> >> Acked-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
> >> ---
> >> drivers/soc/qcom/rpmhpd.c | 12 +++++++++++-
> >> drivers/soc/qcom/rpmpd.c | 9 +++++++++
> >> 2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/soc/qcom/rpmhpd.c b/drivers/soc/qcom/rpmhpd.c
> >> index 7083ec1590ff..3c753d33aeee 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/soc/qcom/rpmhpd.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/soc/qcom/rpmhpd.c
> >> @@ -329,7 +329,7 @@ static int rpmhpd_update_level_mapping(struct rpmhpd *rpmhpd)
> >>
> >> static int rpmhpd_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> >> {
> >> - int i, ret;
> >> + int i, ret, max_level;
> >> size_t num;
> >> struct genpd_onecell_data *data;
> >> struct rpmhpd **rpmhpds;
> >> @@ -390,6 +390,16 @@ static int rpmhpd_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> >> pm_genpd_init(&rpmhpds[i]->pd, NULL, true);
> >>
> >> data->domains[i] = &rpmhpds[i]->pd;
> >> +
> >> + /*
> >> + * Until we have all consumers voting on corners
> >> + * just vote the max corner on all PDs
> >> + * This should ideally be *removed* once we have
> >> + * all (most) consumers being able to vote
> >> + */
> >> + max_level = rpmhpds[i]->level_count - 1;
> >> + rpmhpd_set_performance(&rpmhpds[i]->pd, rpmhpds[i]->level[max_level]);
> >> + rpmhpd_power_on(&rpmhpds[i]->pd);
> >
> > Clearly these calls will result in max level requests being sent for all
> > power domains at probe time. However, it isn't clear that this will
> > actually help at runtime in these two cases:
> >
> > 1. A consumer enables and then disables a power domain.
> > - It seems like the PD would just be disabled in this case.

So instead of rpmhpd_power_on() we should be doing gepnd_power_on() or whatever
the API is, so the user count stays at 1.

> > 2. A consumer sets a non-max performance state of a power domain.
> > - It seems like the PD would just be set to the new lower
> > performance state since the max vote isn't known to the
> > PD core for aggregation purposes.

Right, and that's because the patch isn't implemented properly yet. I asked to
do a fake vote from some user with their dev structure, so the vote always
stays.

> Yes, you are right. I certainly did not seem to have thought through this enough.
>
> A need for something like this came up at a point where genpd could not deal with
> devices with multiple power domains. So the concern at that point was that if some
> consumers (which only need to vote on one corner) move to using this driver, while
> some others (which need to vote on multiple corners) cannot, we would end up breaking
> them.
>
> That does not seem to be true anymore since we do have patches from Ulf which support
> having devices with multiple power domains attached which can be controlled individually.
> So if some consumer voting makes some others break, they should just be fixed and patched
> to vote as well. If all this gets handled centrally from within the clock drivers then we
> most likely won't even end up with a situation like this.
>
> I think I will just drop this one unless Stephen/Viresh still see an issue with some early
> voters breaking others.

So what if the LCD/DDR/etc are getting used at boot and someone requests a lower
vote? Wouldn't we just break ?

--
viresh

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