Re: [RFC PATCH v2 01/17] OPP: Allow to request stub voltage regulators

From: Dmitry Osipenko
Date: Sun Oct 28 2018 - 08:58:58 EST

On 10/26/18 6:37 PM, Lucas Stach wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 26.10.2018, 15:03 +0300 schrieb Dmitry Osipenko:
> [...]
>>> On the other hand, the tegra20 cpufreq driver is common across a lot of boards.
>>> What will happen if the DT for some of the boards isn't correct and missed the
>>> necessary regulator node ?
>> AFAIK, there is assumption that bootloader should setup regulators in
>> a way that kernel could work properly at max clock rates. Otherwise
>> things won't work.
> This isn't true. The assumption is that the bootloader sets up the
> regulators such that stable operation at the CPU speed used by the
> bootloader is guaranteed.
> Often the bootloader doesn't know about specific SKUs, so drives things
> at a rate/voltage that is safe across all SKUs [1], in which case the
> bootloader is totally unaware of the voltage needed to run the CPU at
> highest possible clock frequency.
> Regards,
> Lucas
> [1];a=commit;h=2364e151e432b4ccf32dc9e6147121253d4ff86d

Oh, okay. Thank you for pointing at [1], though the assumption is true for T20.

I agree that it's better not to rely on configuration left from bootloader in general.