Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] cpufreq: powernv: Register for OCC related opal_message notification
From: Shilpasri G Bhat
Date: Tue Apr 28 2015 - 05:08:17 EST
On 04/28/2015 02:23 PM, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> On 28 April 2015 at 13:48, Shilpasri G Bhat
> <shilpa.bhat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> My bad I haven't added explicit comment to state reason behind this change.
>> I modified the definition of *throttle_check() to match the function definition
>> to be called via smp_call() instead of adding an additional wrapper around
>> OCC is a chip entity and any local throttle state changes should be associated
>> to cpus belonging to that chip. The *throttle_check() will read the core
>> register PMSR to verify throttling. All the cores in a chip will have the same
>> throttled state as they are managed by a the same OCC in that chip.
>> smp_call() is required to ensure *throttle_check() is called on a cpu belonging
>> to the chip for which we have received throttled/unthrottled notification. We
>> could be handling throttled/unthrottled notification of 'chip1' in 'chip2' so do
>> an smp_call() on 'chip1'.
> Okay. Lets talk about the code that is already present in mainline. Isn't that
> suffering from this issue ? If yes, then you need to bugfix that separately.
Nope. The upstream code does not have this issue as it does not have checks to
detect unthrottling state. The unthrottling i.e, 'throttled=false' is being
handled only in this patchset.
Yes this can be fixed separately.
>> We are irq_disabled in powernv_cpufreq_occ_msg() the notification handler.
>> Thus the use of kworker to do an smp_call and restore policy->cur.
>> OCC_RESET is global event it affects frequency of all chips. Pmax capping is
>> local event, it affects the frequency of a chip.
>>> That's a lot. I am not an expert here and so really can't comment on
>>> the internals of ppc. But, is it patch solving a single problem ? I don't
>>> know, I somehow got the impression that it can be split into multiple
>>> (smaller & review-able) patches. Only if it makes sense. Your call.
>> All the changes introduced in this patch is centered around opal_message
>> notification handler powernv_cpufreq_occ_msg(). I can split it into multiple
>> patches but it all will be relevant only to solve the above problem.
> And that's what I meant here. Yes, this all is solving a central problem, but
> a patch must be divided into separate, independently working, entities.
Yup agree. Will do.
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