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SubjectRe: [RFC v3 00/10] DDR/L3 Scaling support on SDM845 and SC7180 SoCs
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On 1/29/20 2:37 PM, Sibi Sankar wrote:
> Hey Lukasz,
> Thanks for taking time to review
> the series!
>
> On 2020-01-29 15:16, Lukasz Luba wrote:
>> Hi Sibi,
>>
>> In my opinion this solution depends on not always true assumption that
>> CPUFreq notification chain will be triggered when there is a frequency
>
> This series does not create any
> devfreq devices nor use the cpufreq
> notification chain. It just relies
> on the opening up of required-opps
> from being exclusive to gen-pd using
> patches 1,2,3 from patch series[1].
> With the fast path disabled and
> schedutil enabled, this series will
> not miss any cpufreq changes.

Thank you Sibi for clarifying this. I spotted in patch 08/10
that the fast_switch is removed and the normal path is in use,
which also triggers the notification chain in CPUFreq. Then maybe other
machinery which you have put in your 'depends on' list accidentally
works thanks to this.

>
> [1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/11055499/
>
>> switch. Extending devfreq governor (as in one of the dependent patch
>> series that you have referred) by attaching to this notification
>> chain makes sense only when the SchedUtil and fast_switch is not in use.
>
> fast_switch and cpu notifier chains
> are mutually exclusive but schedutil
> will still operate in the slow path
> IIRC.

True, SchedUtil would work in slow_path. The driver and SoC support
'fast_switch', your solution when is properly initialized, disables it.
I would suggest to put this information in the commit message.
I don't know the side effects on the performance, though. The other
side effect would be: the CPUFreq notifications will be triggered.

The fast_switch is now the preferred way, any new ideas should
consider also this path.

>
>> The Schedutil CPUFreq governor might use the fast_switch from this
>> driver and the notifications will not be triggered. I have also
>> commented patch 08/10 which tries to disable it.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Lukasz
>>
>> On 1/27/20 8:03 PM, Sibi Sankar wrote:
>>> This RFC series aims to extend cpu based scaling support to L3/DDR on
>>> SDM845 and SC7180 SoCs.
>>>
>>> Patches [1-3] - Blacklist SDM845 and SC7180 in cpufreq-dt-platdev
>>> Patches [5-7] - Hack in a way to add/remove multiple opp tables to
>>>                  a single device. I am yet to fix the debugfs to
>>>         support multiple opp_tables per device but wanted to
>>>         send what was working upstream to get an idea if multiple
>>>         opp tables per device is a feature that will be useful
>>>         upstream.
>>> Patches [9-10] - Add the cpu/cpu-ddr/cpu-l3 opp tables for SDM845
>>>                   and SC7180 SoCs.
>>>
>>> v3:
>>>   * Migrated to using Saravana's opp-kBps bindings [1]
>>>   * Fixed some misc comments from Rajendra
>>>   * Added support for SC7180
>>>
>>> v2:
>>>   * Incorporated Viresh's comments from:
>>> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190410102429.r6j6brm5kspmqxc3@vireshk-i7/
>>> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190410112516.gnh77jcwawvld6et@vireshk-i7/
>>>   * Dropped cpufreq-map passive governor
>>>
>>> Git-branch: https://github.com/QuinAsura/linux/tree/lnext-012420
>>>
>>> Some alternate ways of hosting the opp-tables:
>>> https://github.com/QuinAsura/linux/commit/50b92bfaadc8f9a0d1e12249646e018bd6d1a9d3
>>>
>>> https://github.com/QuinAsura/linux/commit/3d23d1eefd16ae6d9e3ef91e93e78749d8844e98
>>>
>>> Viresh didn't really like ^^ bindings and they dont really scale
>>> well. Just
>>> including them here for completeness.
>>>
>>> Depends on the following series:
>>> [1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/11277199/
>>> [2] https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/11055499/
>>> [3] https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/11326381/
>>>
>>> Sibi Sankar (10):
>>>    arm64: dts: qcom: sdm845: Add SoC compatible to MTP
>>>    cpufreq: blacklist SDM845 in cpufreq-dt-platdev
>>>    cpufreq: blacklist SC7180 in cpufreq-dt-platdev
>>>    OPP: Add and export helper to update voltage
>>>    opp: of: export _opp_of_get_opp_desc_node
>>>    opp: Allow multiple opp_tables to be mapped to a single device
>>>    opp: Remove multiple attached opp tables from a device
>>>    cpufreq: qcom: Update the bandwidth levels on frequency change
>>>    arm64: dts: qcom: sdm845: Add cpu OPP tables
>>>    arm64: dts: qcom: sc7180: Add cpu OPP tables
>>>
>>>   arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sc7180.dtsi    | 287 +++++++++++++++
>>>   arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sdm845-mtp.dts |   2 +-
>>>   arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sdm845.dtsi    | 453 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>   drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq-dt-platdev.c    |   2 +
>>>   drivers/cpufreq/qcom-cpufreq-hw.c       | 246 +++++++++++--
>>>   drivers/opp/core.c                      | 111 +++++-
>>>   drivers/opp/of.c                        |   3 +-
>>>   drivers/opp/opp.h                       |   2 +
>>>   include/linux/pm_opp.h                  |  10 +
>>>   9 files changed, 1083 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)
>>>
>

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