Re: [PATCH] cpufreq: schedutil: add up/down frequency transition rate limits

From: Juri Lelli
Date: Mon Nov 21 2016 - 07:14:12 EST

On 21/11/16 11:19, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 03:38:05PM +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> > On 17-11-16, 10:48, Viresh Kumar wrote:


> >
> > (Background story for others from my discussion with Rafael on IRC: Rafael
> > proposed that instead of this patch we can add down_rate_limit_delta_us (>0 =)
> > which can be added to rate_limit_us (rate limit while increasing freq) to find
> > the rate limit to be used in the downward direction. And I raised the point
> > that it looks much neater to have separate up and down rate_limit_us. I also
> > said that people may have a valid case where they want to keep down_rate_limit
> > lower than up_rate_limit and Rafael wasn't fully sure of any such cases).
> >
> Urgh...
> So no tunables and rate limits here at all please.
> During LPC we discussed the rampup and decay issues and decided that we
> should very much first address them by playing with the PELT stuff.
> Morton was going to play with capping the decay on the util signal. This
> should greatly improve the ramp-up scenario and cure some other wobbles.
> The decay can be set by changing the over-all pelt decay, if so desired.

Do you mean we might want to change the decay (make it different from
ramp-up) once for all, or maybe we make it tunable so that we can
address different power/perf requirements?

> Also, there was the idea of; once the above ideas have all been
> explored; tying the freq ram rate to the power curve.

Yep. That's an interesting one to look at, but it might require some

> So NAK on everything tunable here.