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Subject[PATCH 2/2] arm: disable frequency invariance for CONFIG_BL_SWITCHER
big.LITTLE switching complicates the setting of a correct cpufreq-based
frequency invariance scale factor due to (as observed in
- Incorrect current and maximum frequencies as a result of the
exposure of a virtual frequency table to the cpufreq core,
- Missed updates as a result of asynchronous frequency adjustments
caused by frequency changes in other CPU pairs.

Given that its functionality is atypical in regards to frequency
invariance and this is an old technology, disable frequency
invariance for when big.LITTLE switching is configured in to prevent
incorrect scale setting.

Signed-off-by: Ionela Voinescu <>
Suggested-by: Dietmar Eggemann <>
Cc: Russell King <>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <>
arch/arm/include/asm/topology.h | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/topology.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/topology.h
index e5e3d5ce4d55..470299ee2fba 100644
--- a/arch/arm/include/asm/topology.h
+++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/topology.h
@@ -7,10 +7,13 @@
#include <linux/cpumask.h>
#include <linux/arch_topology.h>

+/* big.LITTLE switcher is incompatible with frequency invariance */
/* Replace task scheduler's default frequency-invariant accounting */
#define arch_set_freq_scale topology_set_freq_scale
#define arch_scale_freq_capacity topology_get_freq_scale
#define arch_scale_freq_invariant topology_scale_freq_invariant

/* Replace task scheduler's default cpu-invariant accounting */
#define arch_scale_cpu_capacity topology_get_cpu_scale
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