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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpufreq: Record stats when fast switching is enabled
On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 2:51 AM Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> When fast switching is enabled currently no cpufreq stats are
> recorded and the corresponding sysfs attributes appear empty (see
> also commit 1aefc75b2449 ("cpufreq: stats: Make the stats code
> non-modular")).
>
> Record the stats after a successful fast switch and re-enable access
> through sysfs when fast switching is enabled. Since
> cpufreq_stats_update() can now be called in interrupt context (during
> a fast switch) disable local IRQs while holding the stats spinlock.
>
> Signed-off-by: Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org>
> ---
> The change is so simple that I wonder if I'm missing some important
> reason why the stats can't/shouldn't be updated during/after a fast
> switch ...
>
> I would expect that holding the stats spinlock briefly in
> cpufreq_stats_update() shouldn't be a problem. In theory it would
> also be an option to have a per stats lock, though it seems overkill
> from my (possibly ignorant) point of view.
> ---
> drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 8 +++++++-
> drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_stats.c | 11 +++--------
> 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> index e35a886e00bcf..63aadb0bbddfe 100644
> --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> @@ -1857,9 +1857,15 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(cpufreq_unregister_notifier);
> unsigned int cpufreq_driver_fast_switch(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> unsigned int target_freq)
> {
> + unsigned int freq;
> +
> target_freq = clamp_val(target_freq, policy->min, policy->max);
>
> - return cpufreq_driver->fast_switch(policy, target_freq);
> + freq = cpufreq_driver->fast_switch(policy, target_freq);
> + if (freq)
> + cpufreq_stats_record_transition(policy, freq);

No extra locking in the fast switch path, pretty please.

This runs in the scheduler context and it adds enough overhead in there already.

> +
> + return freq;
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(cpufreq_driver_fast_switch);

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