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

From: Viresh Kumar
Date: Thu Jun 20 2013 - 01:11:47 EST

On 19 June 2013 12:46, Lukasz Majewski <l.majewski@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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 [*]:
> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost
> would be only visible when boost_supported flag is set at cpufreq
> driver.


> 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.

No they aren't contradictory. What the documentation meant was:
acpi-cpufreq driver is used by lots of different x86 processors. Now
all processors might not support boost inside x86 also. And for them
we will keep 'boost' file readonly. This is done by following statement

if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_CPB) || boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_IDA)) {
boost_supported = true;
} else
global_boost.attr.mode = 0444;

Documentation file doesn't talk about any other cpufreq driver, for
them there is no concept like boost.

You need to preserve this functionality.

> 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 :-).

For me its okay to rewrite documentation.
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