Re: [PATCH] cpufreq: Report if CPU doesn't report boost technologies

From: Erwan Velu
Date: Wed Feb 20 2019 - 05:52:34 EST

Le 20/02/2019 Ã 11:41, Rafael J. Wysocki a ÃcritÂ:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 11:11 AM Erwan Velu <erwanaliasr1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> There is some rare cases where CPB (and possibly IDA) are missing on processors.
>> This is the case fixed by commit f7f3dc00f612 ("x86/cpu/AMD: Fix erratum 1076 (CPB bit)") and following.
>> In such context, the boost status isn't reported by /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost.
> So I'm not really sure why the extra message is needed. It looks like
> this message will always be printed (with debug output enabled) if the
> current cpufreq driver is acpi-cpufreq and the boost attribute is not
> present in sysfs, which only is the case if CPB/IDA aren't there.
> Does it provide any additional information, then?

When you know and read the code, yes this patch is too obvious.

As a user when I was troubleshooting why the boost entry was _not_
populated on one CPU and was populated on another.

Running acpi-cpufreq with dyndbg, I would have found useful to get that

So that could helps users that never read that part of the code and
which are tricked into that configuration.