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SubjectRe: [PATCH V3 2/2] cpufreq: intel_pstate: Implement ->resolve_freq()
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On Friday, August 2, 2019 11:17:55 AM CEST Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 7:44 AM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > Intel pstate driver exposes min_perf_pct and max_perf_pct sysfs files,
> > which can be used to force a limit on the min/max P state of the driver.
> > Though these files eventually control the min/max frequencies that the
> > CPUs will run at, they don't make a change to policy->min/max values.
>
> That's correct.
>
> > When the values of these files are changed (in passive mode of the
> > driver), it leads to calling ->limits() callback of the cpufreq
> > governors, like schedutil. On a call to it the governors shall
> > forcefully update the frequency to come within the limits.
>
> OK, so the problem is that it is a bug to invoke the governor's ->limits()
> callback without updating policy->min/max, because that's what
> "limits" mean to the governors.
>
> Fair enough.

AFAICS this can be addressed by adding PM QoS freq limits requests of each CPU to
intel_pstate in the passive mode such that changing min_perf_pct or max_perf_pct
will cause these requests to be updated.



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