Re: [RFC PATCH 06/16] arm: topology: Define TC2 sched energy and provide it to scheduler

From: Nicolas Pitre
Date: Fri Jun 06 2014 - 22:34:14 EST

On Fri, 6 Jun 2014, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> In any case, even with turbo frequencies, switching power use is
> probably an order of magnitude higher than leakage current power use,
> on any marketable chip, so we should concentrate on being able to
> cover this first order effect (P/work ~ V^2), before considering any
> second order effects (leakage current).

Just so that people are aware... We'll have to introduce thermal
constraint management into the scheduler mix as well at some point.
Right now what we have is an ad hoc subsystem that simply monitors
temperature and apply crude cooling strategies when some thresholds are
met. But a better strategy would imply thermal "provisioning".

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