[PATCH v6 0/8] cpufreq:boost: CPU Boost mode support

From: Lukasz Majewski
Date: Thu Jul 25 2013 - 12:34:06 EST

This patch series introduces support for CPU overclocking technique
called Boost.

It is a follow up of a LAB governor proposal. Boost is a LAB component:

Boost unifies hardware based solution (e.g. Intel Nehalem) with
software oriented one (like the one done at Exynos).
For this reason cpufreq/freq_table code has been reorganized to include
common code.

Important design decisions:
- Boost related code is compiled-in unconditionally to cpufreq core and
disabled by default. The cpufreq_driver is responsibile for setting
boost_supported flag and providing set_boost callback(if HW support
is needed). For software managed boost, special Kconfig flag -
CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_BOOST_SW has been defined. It will be selected only
when a target platform has thermal framework properly configured.

- struct cpufreq_driver has been extended with boost related fields:
-- boost_supported - when driver supports boosting
-- boost_enabled - boost state
-- set_boost - callback to function, which is necessary to
enable/disable boost

- Boost sysfs attribute (/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost) is visible
_only_ when cpufreq driver supports Boost.

- No special spin_lock for Boost was created. The one from cpufreq core
was reused.

- All available policies are now stored in a list.

- The Boost code doesn't rely on any policy. When boost state is changed,
then the policy list is iterated and proper adjustements are done.

- To improve safety level, the thermal framework is also extended to disable
software boosting, when thermal trip point is reached. Then it starts
monitoring target temperature to evaluate if boost can be enabled
again. This emulates behaviour similar to HW managed boost (like x86)

New patches for v6:
cpufreq:exynos4x12: Change L0 driver data to CPUFREQ_BOOST_FREQ

Tested at HW:
Exynos 4412 3.11-rc1 Linux
Intel Core i7-3770 3.11-rc1 Linux

Lukasz Majewski (8):
cpufreq: Store cpufreq policies in a list
cpufreq: Add boost frequency support in core
cpufreq:acpi:x86: Adjust the acpi-cpufreq.c code to work with common
boost solution
thermal:boost: Automatic enable/disable of BOOST feature
cpufreq:boost:Kconfig: Provide support for software managed BOOST
cpufreq:exynos:Extend Exynos cpufreq driver to support boost
Documentation:cpufreq:boost: Update BOOST documentation
cpufreq:exynos4x12: Change L0 driver data to CPUFREQ_BOOST_FREQ

Documentation/cpu-freq/boost.txt | 26 +++----
drivers/cpufreq/Kconfig | 3 +
drivers/cpufreq/Kconfig.arm | 16 +++++
drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c | 87 ++++++++----------------
drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 124 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
drivers/cpufreq/exynos-cpufreq.c | 6 ++
drivers/cpufreq/exynos4x12-cpufreq.c | 2 +-
drivers/cpufreq/freq_table.c | 53 +++++++++++++--
drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c | 55 +++++++++++++++
include/linux/cpufreq.h | 26 +++++++
include/linux/thermal.h | 2 +
11 files changed, 321 insertions(+), 79 deletions(-)


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