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Date:	Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:35:59 +0530
From:	Shilpa Bhat <shilpa.bhat@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org>
Cc:	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
	"linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org" <linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>,
	"linux-pm@...r.kernel.org" <linux-pm@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Preeti U Murthy <preeti@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] cpufreq: powernv: Set the cpus to nominal frequency
 during reboot/kexec

This patch ensures the cpus to kexec/reboot at nominal frequency.
Nominal frequency is the highest cpu frequency on PowerPC at
which the cores can run without getting throttled.

If the host kernel had set the cpus to a low pstate and then it
kexecs/reboots to a cpufreq disabled kernel it would cause the target
kernel to perform poorly. It will also increase the boot up time of
the target kernel. So set the cpus to high pstate, in this case to
nominal frequency before rebooting to avoid such scenarios.

The reboot notifier will set the cpus to nominal frequncy.

Signed-off-by: Shilpasri G Bhat <shilpa.bhat@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Suggested-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org>
Reviewed-by: Preeti U Murthy <preeti@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org>
---
Changes v1->v2:
Invoke .target() driver callback to set the cpus to nominal frequency
in reboot notifier, instead of calling cpufreq_suspend() as suggested
by Viresh Kumar.
Modified the commit message.

 drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 35 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c
index 379c083..f8b83c8 100644
--- a/drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c
+++ b/drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c
@@ -26,6 +26,7 @@
 #include <linux/cpufreq.h>
 #include <linux/smp.h>
 #include <linux/of.h>
+#include <linux/reboot.h>
 
 #include <asm/cputhreads.h>
 #include <asm/firmware.h>
@@ -35,6 +36,7 @@
 #define POWERNV_MAX_PSTATES	256
 
 static struct cpufreq_frequency_table powernv_freqs[POWERNV_MAX_PSTATES+1];
+static bool rebooting;
 
 /*
  * Note: The set of pstates consists of contiguous integers, the
@@ -284,6 +286,15 @@ static void set_pstate(void *freq_data)
 }
 
 /*
+ * get_nominal_index: Returns the index corresponding to the nominal
+ * pstate in the cpufreq table
+ */
+static inline unsigned int get_nominal_index(void)
+{
+	return powernv_pstate_info.max - powernv_pstate_info.nominal;
+}
+
+/*
  * powernv_cpufreq_target_index: Sets the frequency corresponding to
  * the cpufreq table entry indexed by new_index on the cpus in the
  * mask policy->cpus
@@ -293,6 +304,9 @@ static int powernv_cpufreq_target_index(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
 {
 	struct powernv_smp_call_data freq_data;
 
+	if (unlikely(rebooting && new_index != get_nominal_index()))
+		return -EBUSY;
+
 	freq_data.pstate_id = powernv_freqs[new_index].driver_data;
 
 	/*
@@ -317,6 +331,25 @@ static int powernv_cpufreq_cpu_init(struct cpufreq_policy *policy)
 	return cpufreq_table_validate_and_show(policy, powernv_freqs);
 }
 
+static int powernv_cpufreq_reboot_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb,
+				unsigned long action, void *unused)
+{
+	int cpu;
+	struct cpufreq_policy cpu_policy;
+
+	rebooting = true;
+	for_each_online_cpu(cpu) {
+		cpufreq_get_policy(&cpu_policy, cpu);
+		powernv_cpufreq_target_index(&cpu_policy, get_nominal_index());
+	}
+
+	return NOTIFY_DONE;
+}
+
+static struct notifier_block powernv_cpufreq_reboot_nb = {
+	.notifier_call = powernv_cpufreq_reboot_notifier,
+};
+
 static struct cpufreq_driver powernv_cpufreq_driver = {
 	.name		= "powernv-cpufreq",
 	.flags		= CPUFREQ_CONST_LOOPS,
@@ -342,12 +375,14 @@ static int __init powernv_cpufreq_init(void)
 		return rc;
 	}
 
+	register_reboot_notifier(&powernv_cpufreq_reboot_nb);
 	return cpufreq_register_driver(&powernv_cpufreq_driver);
 }
 module_init(powernv_cpufreq_init);
 
 static void __exit powernv_cpufreq_exit(void)
 {
+	unregister_reboot_notifier(&powernv_cpufreq_reboot_nb);
 	cpufreq_unregister_driver(&powernv_cpufreq_driver);
 }
 module_exit(powernv_cpufreq_exit);
-- 
1.9.3



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