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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] dt-bindings: dvfs: Add support for generic performance domains
On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 03:13:30PM +0200, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Oct 2021 at 14:11, Rob Herring <> wrote:
> >


> > 'power domains' in DT is supposed to mean physical power islands in
> > the h/w where as genpd can be whatever you want. Are power and
> > performance domains always 1:1?
> I wouldn't say that "power domains" *must* correspond to physical
> power islands. At least, that's not the way the bindings are being
> used. For example, if it makes better sense to keep some of the logic
> in FW, rather than describing a complete topology in DT, that should
> be perfectly fine.

I agree. The DT must either have h/w view or f/w view of the topology
and not both(that is inviting more trouble in terms of bindings as well
as handling it in the OSPM).

> Additionally, I am not suggesting that "performance domains" and
> "power domains" must map 1:1. A device can be performance managed
> through one domain and power managed by another, that would be
> perfectly fine to me.

I don't understand what you mean by that. Do you expect to create a genpd
with no power domain ops and just performance ops to deal with scenario
I have been presenting(i.e. power domains for a set of devices(CPUs in
particular) aren't exposed to OSPM while performance domains are).

I really don't like to create psuedo/dummy power domains with no useful
info(as f/w hides or abstracts it) just to represent the performance

Also with CPUs you can imagine all sort of combinations like:
1. cluster level perf domain + cpu level power domains
3. cluster level perf domain + cluster level power domains
2. cpu level perf domain + cpu level power domains
4. cpu level perf domain + cluster level power domains

+ power domains not available to OSPM in all the 4 combo.

So I am really struggling to visualise a way to represent these based
on your suggestion.


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