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From: Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com>
To: Mario Limonciello <mario.limonciello@amd.com>,
	Lyndon Sanche <lsanche@lyndeno.ca>
Cc: "Matthew Garrett" <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>,
	"Pali Rohár" <pali@kernel.org>,
	"Hans de Goede" <hdegoede@redhat.com>,
	"Ilpo Järvinen" <ilpo.jarvinen@linux.intel.com>,
	platform-driver-x86@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Dell.Client.Kernel@dell.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] platform/x86: dell-laptop: Implement platform_profile
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2024 14:51:42 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3cf80056-e62d-4be1-9716-4c843ae2f88c@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ae6a5b66-86e9-44cd-8484-1d218e7bc72c@amd.com>


On 4/25/24 13:28, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> On 4/25/2024 15:24, Lyndon Sanche wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 25, 2024, at 2:07 PM, Mario Limonciello wrote:
>>> + Srinivas
>>>
>>> On 4/25/2024 12:27, Lyndon Sanche wrote:
>>>> Some Dell laptops support configuration of preset
>>>> fan modes through smbios tables.
>>>>
>>>> If the platform supports these fan modes, set up
>>>> platform_profile to change these modes. If not
>>>> supported, skip enabling platform_profile.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Lyndon Sanche <lsanche@lyndeno.ca>
>>>> ---
>>>
>>> When you developed this was it using a Dell Intel or Dell AMD system?
>>>
>>> If it was an Intel system, did you test it with thermald installed and
>>> active?
>>>
>>> I'm wondering how all this stuff jives with the stuff that thermald
>>> does.  I don't know if they fight for any of the same "resources".
>>
>> Thank you for your response.
>>
>> I did my development and testing on a Dell Intel system. Specifically 
>> the XPS 15 9560 with i7-7700HQ.
>>
>> I do have thermald running, though I admit I am not really aware of 
>> what exactly it does, besides being related to thermals in some way.
>>
>> I normally set the thermal mode with Dell's smbios-thermal-ctl 
>> program. I am not too sure all the values that the bios configures on 
>> it's own depending on the provided mode, so I am not sure if thermald 
>> conflicts. But my understanding is that would be out of scope of this 
>> driver, since we are only telling the bios what we want at a high level.
>>
>> Lyndon
>
> Yeah it's not say it's a "new" conflict, it would just become a lot 
> more prevalent since software like GNOME and KDE use 
> power-profiles-daemon to manipulate the new power profile you're 
> exporting from the driver.
>
> If there really is no conflict, then great!
> If there is a conflict then I was just wondering if there needs to be 
> an easy way to turn on/off the profile support when thermald is in use.

This shouldn't be in conflict as this should be directly changing some 
settings in BIOS. BIOS should send some notification, if it wants some 
changes in thermal tables used by thermald.


Thanks,

Srinivas



  reply	other threads:[~2024-04-25 21:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 80+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-04-25 17:27 [PATCH] platform/x86: dell-laptop: Implement platform_profile Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-25 20:07 ` Mario Limonciello
2024-04-25 20:24   ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-25 20:28     ` Mario Limonciello
2024-04-25 21:51       ` Srinivas Pandruvada [this message]
2024-04-26  0:38         ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-26 16:14     ` srinivas pandruvada
2024-04-26 18:23       ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-26 18:24         ` srinivas pandruvada
2024-04-25 20:12 ` Pali Rohár
2024-04-25 20:27   ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-25 20:31     ` Pali Rohár
2024-04-25 21:07 ` Armin Wolf
2024-04-26  0:54   ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-26  2:04 ` [PATCH v2] " Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-26  9:23   ` Ilpo Järvinen
2024-04-26 18:05     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-13 20:09   ` kernel test robot
2024-04-26  6:57 ` [PATCH] " Ilpo Järvinen
2024-04-29 16:48 ` [PATCH v3] " Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-29 17:45   ` Mario Limonciello
2024-04-29 17:51     ` Mario Limonciello
2024-04-29 21:25       ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-29 21:21     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-30 10:31   ` Ilpo Järvinen
2024-04-30 18:38     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-04-30 15:36   ` kernel test robot
2024-05-01  8:16   ` kernel test robot
2024-05-01 16:35   ` kernel test robot
2024-05-01 17:07   ` kernel test robot
2024-05-01  1:14 ` [PATCH v4] " Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-01  1:36   ` Pali Rohár
2024-05-01  1:42     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-01 21:58 ` [PATCH v5] " Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-03 10:19   ` kernel test robot
2024-05-04  1:03     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-06 10:18       ` Hans de Goede
2024-05-07 16:00         ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-03 21:19   ` Armin Wolf
2024-05-04  0:59     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-08 14:24   ` Shen, Yijun
2024-05-08 15:53     ` Mario Limonciello
2024-05-11 15:05       ` Shen, Yijun
2024-05-11 15:12         ` Limonciello, Mario
2024-05-11 15:56           ` Shen, Yijun
2024-05-12 17:53             ` Armin Wolf
2024-05-12 17:58               ` Limonciello, Mario
2024-05-12 18:47                 ` Armin Wolf
2024-05-12 22:14                   ` Limonciello, Mario
2024-05-11 16:02         ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-09 15:10     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-11  1:49       ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-11 15:22         ` Shen, Yijun
2024-05-11 15:54           ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-11 16:12             ` Shen, Yijun
2024-05-11  2:36 ` [PATCH v6 0/2] " Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-11  2:36 ` [PATCH v6 1/2] platform/x86: dell-smbios: Add helper for checking supported commands Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-11 15:13   ` Limonciello, Mario
2024-05-12 18:00   ` Armin Wolf
2024-05-11  2:36 ` [PATCH v6 2/2] platform/x86: dell-laptop: Implement platform_profile Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-11 15:16   ` Limonciello, Mario
2024-05-11 15:59     ` Lyndon Sanche
     [not found]       ` <48JCDS.E4RT1F9DTKFU1@lyndeno.ca>
2024-05-12  1:43         ` Limonciello, Mario
2024-05-12 15:25           ` Hans de Goede
2024-05-12  0:14     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-12 18:05   ` Armin Wolf
2024-05-15 17:06     ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-17 22:42 ` [PATCH v7 0/3] platform/x86: dell: " Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-17 22:42   ` [PATCH v7 1/3] platform/x86: dell-smbios: Add helper for checking supported class Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-17 22:42   ` [PATCH v7 2/3] platform/x86: dell-smbios: Move request functions for reuse Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-17 22:42   ` [PATCH v7 3/3] platform/x86: dell-pc: Implement platform_profile Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-27  9:39     ` Ilpo Järvinen
2024-05-28 16:16       ` Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-21 20:50   ` [PATCH v7 0/3] platform/x86: dell: " Mario Limonciello
2024-05-29 17:47 ` [PATCH v8 " Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-29 17:47   ` [PATCH v8 1/3] platform/x86: dell-smbios: Add helper for checking supported class Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-29 17:47   ` [PATCH v8 2/3] platform/x86: dell-smbios: Move request functions for reuse Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-29 17:47   ` [PATCH v8 3/3] platform/x86: dell-pc: Implement platform_profile Lyndon Sanche
2024-05-30  8:39     ` Ilpo Järvinen
2024-05-31  1:19       ` Lyndon Sanche

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