[PATCH 14/15] hwmon, fam15h_power: add documentation for accumulated power algorithm

From: Huang Rui
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 - 04:27:06 EST

This patch adds the description to explain the accumulated power

Signed-off-by: Huang Rui <ray.huang@xxxxxxx>
Documentation/hwmon/fam15h_power | 45 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 45 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/hwmon/fam15h_power b/Documentation/hwmon/fam15h_power
index 42bf04e..dc2bc69 100644
--- a/Documentation/hwmon/fam15h_power
+++ b/Documentation/hwmon/fam15h_power
@@ -45,3 +45,48 @@ This driver provides ProcessorPwrWatts and CurrPwrWatts:
On multi-node processors the calculated value is for the entire
package and not for a single node. Thus the driver creates sysfs
attributes only for internal node0 of a multi-node processor.
+2) Accumulated Power Mechanism
+This driver also introduces an algorithm that should be used to
+calculate the average power consumed by a processor during a
+measurement interval Tm. The feature of accumulated power mechanism is
+indicated by CPUID Fn8000_0007_EDX[12].
+* Tsample: compute unit power accumulator sample period
+* Tref: the PTSC counter period
+* PTSC: performance timestamp counter
+* N: the ratio of compute unit power accumulator sample period to the
+ PTSC period
+* Jmax: max compute unit accumulated power which is indicated by
+ MaxCpuSwPwrAcc MSR C001007b
+* Jx/Jy: compute unit accumulated power which is indicated by
+ CpuSwPwrAcc MSR C001007a
+* Tx/Ty: the value of performance timestamp counter which is indicated
+ by CU_PTSC MSR C0010280
+* PwrCPUave: CPU average power
+i. Determine the ratio of Tsample to Tref by executing CPUID Fn8000_0007.
+ N = value of CPUID Fn8000_0007_ECX[CpuPwrSampleTimeRatio[15:0]].
+ii. Read the full range of the cumulative energy value from the new
+MSR MaxCpuSwPwrAcc.
+ Jmax = value returned.
+iii. At time x, SW reads CpuSwPwrAcc MSR and samples the PTSC.
+ Jx = value read from CpuSwPwrAcc and Tx = value read from
+iv. At time y, SW reads CpuSwPwrAcc MSR and samples the PTSC.
+ Jy = value read from CpuSwPwrAcc and Ty = value read from
+v. Calculate the average power consumption for a compute unit over
+time period (y-x). Unit of result is uWatt.
+ if (Jy < Jx) // Rollover has occurred
+ Jdelta = (Jy + Jmax) - Jx
+ else
+ Jdelta = Jy - Jx
+ PwrCPUave = N * Jdelta * 1000 / (Ty - Tx)
+This driver provides PwrCPUave:
+* power1_acc (PwrCPUave)

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