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Date:   Mon, 4 Mar 2019 18:49:49 +0100
From:   Peter Zijlstra <>
To:     Quentin Perret <>
Cc:     Wang, Vincent (王争) 
        Zhang, Chunyan (张春艳) 
        <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
        "" <>,
        Chunyan Zhang <>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Subject: Re: 答复: [PATCH V4] sched/cpufreq: initialize iowait_boost_max and
 iowait_boost with cpu capacity

On Mon, Mar 04, 2019 at 04:48:16PM +0000, Quentin Perret wrote:
> On Monday 04 Mar 2019 at 16:26:16 (+0100), Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 04, 2019 at 01:58:12PM +0000, Quentin Perret wrote:
> > > You could also update the values in sugov_get_util() at the cost of a
> > > small overhead to compute 'min'. I'm not sure what's preferable since
> > > we wanted to avoid that kind of overhead in the first place ...
> > 
> > Or,... we could actually make things simpler.
> > 
> > How's the below? I have a feq questions wrt min, mostly:
> > 
> >  - what's the difference between policy->min and
> >    policy->cpuinfo.min_freq; it used to be the former, the below uses
> >    the latter.
> As mentioned on IRC, IIRC policy->min is something that can be written
> from userspace (for example) to cap the min freq. OTOH, cpuinfo.min_freq
> is read-only and just reports the lowest OPP.
> Rafael is this correct ?
> >  - should we have a min_freq based value, instead of a constant; the
> >    difference being that with this the actual boost speed depends in the
> >    gap between min/max.
> If the above is correct, then I agree. Looking at min_freq simplifies
> things quite a bit since it doesn't need to be updated all the time,
> and the whole policy->min stuff is dealt with at the CPUFreq core level
> so it's not obvious sugov should care.

Using a constant value (my dice seem to like 128 for some reason) would
result in the boost curve being independent of the available frequencies
-- and thus the same for all machines.

With that particular value, we need 9 consecutive IOWAIT wakeups to
reach MAX, instead of some random number (7 for your juno r0).

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