Re: [PATCH v2 2/7] cpufreq: set invariance scale factor on transition end
From: Ionela Voinescu
Date: Wed Aug 05 2020 - 13:21:14 EST
On Tuesday 04 Aug 2020 at 11:56:11 (+0530), Viresh Kumar wrote:
> > > > - In __target_index(), cpufreq_freq_transition_end() is called only for
> > > > drivers that have synchronous notifications enabled. There is only one
> > > > driver that disables them,
> > > >
> > > > drivers/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c:1142: .flags = CPUFREQ_ASYNC_NOTIFICATION,
> > > >
> > > > which is deprecated.
> > >
> > > I don't think this is deprecated.
> Heh, maybe I misunderstood. I thought you are talking about the flag,
> while you were talking about the driver.
> > Sorry, possibly 'deprecated' is a strong word.
> > As far as I knew acpi_cpufreq was recommended more recently for K8/K10
> > CPUs so that's why I decided not to create a special case for it, also
> > considering that it was not supporting cpufreq-based frequency
> > invariance to begin with.
> > We could support this as well by having a call to arch_set_freq_scale()
> > on the else path in __target_index(). But given that there was only this
> > one user of CPUFREQ_ASYNC_NOTIFICATION, I thought I'd propose this simpler
> > version first.
> > Let me know if my reasoning is wrong.
> Nevertheless, I don't think you need to mention this detail in
> changelog for powernow-k8 as cpufreq_freq_transition_end() does get
> called for it as well, by the driver instead of the core.