Re: [PATCH 00/11] cpufreq: Keep policy->freq_table sorted

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Thu Jun 02 2016 - 21:39:22 EST

On Friday, June 03, 2016 05:31:34 AM Viresh Kumar wrote:
> On 02-06-16, 22:35, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > Quoting from this very cover letter "This change allows us to remove
> > the (duplicate) sorted-freq-table, which
> > was added by following series:", so why to add it in the first place?
> Okay, that's fine.
> > Besides, there already is a number of tables (per policy which in some
> > important cases pretty much means per CPU) in cpufreq that contain
> > more-or-less the same information. For example, if acpi-cpufreq is in
> > use, the ACPI layer has a table coming from _PSS, the driver creates
> > freq_table to pass to the core and there is an additional one for the
> > stats. And your series adds one more just so it is ordered. Come on.
> Of course.
> > If you want to clean that up, fine, but please don't do that in a
> > hurry. Let's talk about it a bit more without sending any more
> > patches in that area for the time being.
> Okay, I will send all the fixes that you can apply cleanly now in a
> separate set.


> So, yeah, I get your overall concern. What about this:
> - A single patchset to make sure the current policy->freq_table is
> always sorted in Ascending order of frequencies.

Be careful here. acpi-cpufreq sorts the table in the descending order
and at least acpi_cpufreq_fast_switch() assumes that.

> - And this sorting will be done per policy only when the policy is
> first created.
> - Which would eventually mean merging this series with the [v2 0/2]
> one.
> Will that work ?

Well, it may. :-)

I would like you to talk to Steve and agree on the approach, including which
changes to make first, though. You are both from Linaro after all ...