Re: [PATCH v3 1/3] cpufreq: Add boost frequency support in core

From: Lukasz Majewski
Date: Wed Jun 19 2013 - 03:16:30 EST

On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:44:56 +0200, Lukasz Majewski wrote:

Dear Viesh, Rafael,

> >
> > I'd recommend you both to read Documentation/cpu-freq/boost.txt
> > now. :-)
> According to the documentation:
> "Reading the file is always supported, even if the processor does not
> support boosting. In this case the file will be read-only and always
> reads as "0""
> Hmm, in the proposed patch set, the "boost" attribute is only exported
> when cpufreq driver sets boost_supported flag.

I would like to clarify the above issue.

When I've discussed with Viresh previous version of this patch, we have
agreed, that "boost" sysfs attribute [*]:

would be only visible when boost_supported flag is set at cpufreq

When acpi-cpufreq driver doesn't support boost, the attribute [*]
won't be exported at all. This contradicts the documentation and legacy
acpi-cpufreq behaviour.

Since I'm affraid to break API (with all its consequences :-) ), I would
like to be sure that this is OK, and thereof I'm allowed to rewrite
documentation accordingly.

I simply need explicit permission from both maintainers :-).

Best regards,

Lukasz Majewski

Samsung R&D Institute Poland (SRPOL) | Linux Platform Group
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