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Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] PM / EM: and devices to Energy Model
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:53:35 +0100
Message-ID: <17b77e0c-9455-0479-d37b-c57717c784c7@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200116152032.11301-2-lukasz.luba@arm.com>

On 16/01/2020 16:20, lukasz.luba@arm.com wrote:
> From: Lukasz Luba <lukasz.luba@arm.com>
> 
> Add support of other devices into the Energy Model framework not only the
> CPUs. Change the interface to be more unified which can handle other
> devices as well.

[...]

> -The source of the information about the power consumed by CPUs can vary greatly
> +The source of the information about the power consumed by devices can vary greatly
>  from one platform to another. These power costs can be estimated using
>  devicetree data in some cases. In others, the firmware will know better.
>  Alternatively, userspace might be best positioned. And so on. In order to avoid
> @@ -26,7 +28,7 @@ framework, and interested clients reading the data from it::
>         | Thermal (IPA) |  | Scheduler (EAS) |  |     Other     |
>         +---------------+  +-----------------+  +---------------+
>                 |                   | em_pd_energy()    |
> -               |                   | em_cpu_get()      |
> +               |  em_dev_get()     | em_cpu_get()      |

Looked really hard but can't find a em_dev_get() in the code? You mean
em_get_pd() ? And why em_get_pd() and not em_pd_get()?

>                 +---------+         |         +---------+
>                           |         |         |
>                           v         v         v
> @@ -47,12 +49,12 @@ framework, and interested clients reading the data from it::
>          | Device Tree  |   |   Firmware    |  |      ?       |
>          +--------------+   +---------------+  +--------------+

[...]

> +There is two API functions which provide the access to the energy model:
> +em_cpu_get() which takes CPU id as an argument and em_dev_get() with device
> +pointer as an argument. It depends on the subsystem which interface it is
> +going to use.

Would be really nice if this wouldn't be required. We should really aim
for 1 framework == 1 set of interfaces.

What happens if someone calls em_get_pd() on a CPU EM?

E.g:

 static struct perf_domain *pd_init(int cpu)
 {
-       struct em_perf_domain *obj = em_cpu_get(cpu);
+       struct device *dev = get_cpu_device(cpu);
+       struct em_perf_domain *obj = em_pd_get(dev);
        struct perf_domain *pd;

Two versions of one functionality will confuse API user from the
beginning ...

[...]

> +enum em_type {
> +	EM_SIMPLE,
> +	EM_CPU,
> +};

s/EM_SIMPLE/EM_DEV ?

Right now I only see energy models and _one_ specific type (the CPU EM).
So a tag 'is a CPU EM' would suffice. No need for EM_SIMPE ...

[...]

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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-16 15:20 [PATCH 0/4] Add support for devices in the " lukasz.luba
2020-01-16 15:20 ` [PATCH 1/4] PM / EM: and devices to " lukasz.luba
2020-01-17 10:54   ` Quentin Perret
2020-01-20 14:52     ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-20 15:09       ` Quentin Perret
2020-01-20 18:27         ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-01-20 18:38           ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-21  9:10             ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-01-21  9:37               ` Quentin Perret
2020-01-21  9:31             ` Quentin Perret
2020-01-20 14:53   ` Dietmar Eggemann [this message]
2020-01-20 15:11     ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-01-20 15:36       ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-20 15:27     ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-20 15:28     ` Quentin Perret
2020-01-20 16:20       ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-21 10:08         ` Quentin Perret
2020-01-21 10:49           ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-16 15:20 ` [PATCH 2/4] OPP: change parameter to device pointer in dev_pm_opp_of_register_em() lukasz.luba
2020-01-16 15:20 ` [PATCH 3/4] thermal: devfreq_cooling: Refactor code and switch to use Energy Model lukasz.luba
2020-01-21 17:11   ` Steven Rostedt
2020-01-22  9:35     ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-16 15:20 ` [PATCH 4/4] drm/panfrost: Register to the Energy Model with devfreq device lukasz.luba

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