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SubjectRe: [PATCH mvebu v2 00/10] Armada 37xx: Fix cpufreq changing b ase CPU speed to 800 MHz from 1000 MHz


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021, at 2:01 AM, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Thursday 11 February 2021 16:41:13 nnet wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 11, 2021, at 3:44 PM, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > > On Thursday 11 February 2021 12:22:52 nnet wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Feb 11, 2021, at 11:55 AM, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > > > > On Wednesday 10 February 2021 11:08:59 nnet wrote:
> > > > > > On Wed, Feb 10, 2021, at 10:03 AM, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > > > > > > > > Hello! Could you please enable userspace governor during kernel
> > > > > > > > > compilation?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_USERSPACE=y
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > It can be activated via command:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > echo userspace > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_governor
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > After that you can "force" CPU frequency to specific value, e.g.:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > echo 1000000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > I need to know which switch (from --> to freq) cause this system hang.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > This patch series (via MIN_VOLT_MV_FOR_L0_L1_1GHZ) is fixing only
> > > > > > > > > switching from 500 MHz to 1000 MHz on 1 GHz variant. As only this switch
> > > > > > > > > is causing issue.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > I have used following simple bash script to check that switching between
> > > > > > > > > 500 MHz and 1 GHz is stable:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > while true; do
> > > > > > > > > echo 1000000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > > > > > echo 500000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > > > > > echo 1000000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > > > > > echo 500000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > > > > > done
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > echo userspace | tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_governor
> > > > > > > > while true; do
> > > > > > > > echo 1200000 | tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > > > > echo 600000 | tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > > > > done
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >> +#define MIN_VOLT_MV_FOR_L0_L1_1GHZ 1108
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > With 1108 I get a freeze within a minute. The last output to stdout is 600000.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > With 1120 it takes a few minutes.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > With any of 1225, 1155, 1132 the device doesn't freeze over the full 5 minute load test.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I'm using ondemand now with the above at 1132 without issue so far.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Great, thank you for testing!
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Can you check if switching between any two lower frequencies 200000
> > > > > > > 300000 600000 is stable?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This is stable using 1132 mV for MIN_VOLT_MV_FOR_L0_L1_1GHZ:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > while true; do
> > > > > > # down
> > > > > > echo 1200000 | tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > ...
> > > > >
> > > > > Hello!
> > > > >
> > > > > Could you please re-run test without tee, in form as I have shown above?
> > > > > UART is slow and printing something to console adds delay which decrease
> > > > > probability that real issue is triggered as this is timing issue.
> > > >
> > > > The test was done over SSH.
> > >
> > > Ok! But it is still better to not print any results as it adds unwanted
> > > delay between frequency switching.
> > >
> > > > > Also please do tests just between two frequencies in loop as I observed
> > > > > that switching between more decreased probability to hit issue.
> > > >
> > > > > > > > echo userspace | tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_governor
> > > > > > > > while true; do
> > > > > > > > echo 1200000 | tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > > > > echo 600000 | tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > > > > > > > done
> > > >
> > > > The first test ^ switched between 600 MHz and 1.2 GHz.
> > > >
> > > > > The real issue for 1 GHz variant of A3720 is only when doing switch from
> > > > > 500 MHz to 1 GHz. So could you try to do some tests also without
> > > > > changing MIN_VOLT_MV_FOR_L0_L1_1GHZ and switching just between non-1.2
> > > > > frequencies (to verify that on 1.2 GHz variant it is also from 600 MHz
> > > > > to 1.2 GHz)?
> > > >
> > > > With 1108 mV and switching between 600 MHz and 1.2GHz, I always saw a freeze within a minute.
> > >
> > > I mean to try switching with 1.108 V between 200 MHz and 300 MHz or
> > > between 300 MHz and 600 MHz. To check that issue is really only with
> > > switch from 600 MHz to 1.2 GHz.
> >
> > With:
> >
> > +#define MIN_VOLT_MV_FOR_L0_L1_1GHZ 1108
> >
> > with 5 min load:
> >
> > # no lock-up
> >
> > echo userspace > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_governor
> > while true; do
> > echo 200000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > echo 300000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > done
> >
> > # no lock-up
> >
> > echo userspace > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_governor
> > while true; do
> > echo 300000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > echo 600000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > done
> >
> > # lock-up with 10 seconds of load applied
> >
> > echo userspace > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_governor
> > while true; do
> > echo 600000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > echo 1200000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_setspeed;
> > done
>
> Ok! So it really looks like that on 1.2 GHz is the same issue. We need
> to increase voltage for L1 load (600 MHz). But question is what is the
> threshold (it is 1132 mV or lower?)

Lower then 1132 mV causes freezes. No freezes with 1132 mV.

> and second question is what
> increasing minimal voltage may cause with board.

I don't have any further information on the issue and device then that experience.

I've tested on two of these devices which suggests it's not an oddity with one instance of it.

>
> Basically there is absolutely no information about 1.2 GHz variant and
> this issue...
>
> > > I need to know if current settings are fine for 200, 300 and 600 MHz
> > > frequencies and the only 600 --> 1200 needs to be fixed.
> > >
>

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