Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] interconnect: Add sync state support

From: Mike Tipton
Date: Tue Jul 28 2020 - 02:18:38 EST

On 7/22/2020 10:07 AM, Saravana Kannan wrote:
On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 4:01 AM Georgi Djakov <georgi.djakov@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The bootloaders often do some initial configuration of the interconnects
in the system and we want to keep this configuration until all consumers
have probed and expressed their bandwidth needs. This is because we don't
want to change the configuration by starting to disable unused paths until
every user had a chance to request the amount of bandwidth it needs.

To accomplish this we will implement an interconnect specific sync_state
callback which will synchronize (aggregate and set) the current bandwidth
settings when all consumers have been probed.

Signed-off-by: Georgi Djakov <georgi.djakov@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/interconnect/core.c | 61 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
include/linux/interconnect-provider.h | 5 +++
2 files changed, 66 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/interconnect/core.c b/drivers/interconnect/core.c
index e5f998744501..0c4e38d9f1fa 100644
--- a/drivers/interconnect/core.c
+++ b/drivers/interconnect/core.c
@@ -26,6 +26,8 @@

static DEFINE_IDR(icc_idr);
static LIST_HEAD(icc_providers);
+static int providers_count;
+static bool synced_state;
static DEFINE_MUTEX(icc_lock);
static struct dentry *icc_debugfs_dir;

@@ -255,6 +257,12 @@ static int aggregate_requests(struct icc_node *node)
p->aggregate(node, r->tag, r->avg_bw, r->peak_bw,
&node->avg_bw, &node->peak_bw);
+ /* during boot use the initial bandwidth as a floor value */
+ if (!synced_state) {
+ node->avg_bw = max(node->avg_bw, node->init_avg);
+ node->peak_bw = max(node->peak_bw, node->init_peak);
+ }

Sorry I didn't reply earlier.

I liked your previous approach with the get_bw ops. The v2 approach
forces every interconnect provider driver to set up these values even
if they are okay with just maxing out the bandwidth. Also, if they can
actually query their hardware, this adds additional steps for them.

The problem with using something like get_bw() is that while we can dynamically query the HW, we have far less granularity in HW than we have nodes in the framework. We vote at BCM-level granularity, but each BCM can have many nodes. For example, the sdm845 CN0 BCM has 47 nodes. If we implement get_bw() generically, then it would return the BW for each node, which would be the queried BCM vote scaled to account for differences in BCM/node widths. While this could be useful in general as an informational callback, we wouldn't want to use this as a proxy for our initial BW vote requirements. For CN0, we wouldn't want or need to vote 47 times for the same CN0 BCM. Each of the 47 node requests would result in the same BCM request.

All we'd really need is a single node per-BCM to serve as the proxy node. We'd query the HW, scale the queried value for the chosen proxy node, and set init_avg/init_peak appropriately. This would save a lot of unnecessary votes. Based on the current implementation, the set() call in icc_node_add() for initial BW wouldn't trigger any actual HW requests since we only queue BCMs that require updating in the aggregate() callback. However, the set() call in icc_sync_state() would, since we re-aggregate each node that has a non-zero init_avg/init_peak.

There's nothing stopping us from implementing get_bw() as if it were get_initial_bw(), but that only works until the framework decides to use get_bw() for more things than just the initial vote. I suppose we could also just have a "get_initial_bw" callback, but it only needs to be called once, so doesn't necessarily need a callback as opposed to additional init_avg/init_peak members in the icc_node struct.

I think the default should be:
1. Query the current bandwidth at boot and use that.
2. If that's not available, max out the bandwidth.

The interconnect providers that don't like maxing out and don't have
real get_bw() capability can just cache and return the last set_bw()
values. And they start off with those cached values matching whatever
init_bw they need.

That way, the default case (can get bw or don't care about maxing out)
would be easy and the extra work would be limited to drivers that want
neither. >