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Date:   Sat, 6 Apr 2019 22:11:29 +0300
From:   Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@...il.com>
To:     Evan Green <evgreen@...omium.org>
Cc:     Rajneesh Bhardwaj <rajneesh.bhardwaj@...el.com>,
        Rajat Jain <rajatja@...gle.com>,
        Furquan Shaikh <furquan@...omium.org>,
        Ravi Chandra Sadineni <ravisadineni@...omium.org>,
        Vishwanath Somayaji <vishwanath.somayaji@...el.com>,
        Andy Shevchenko <andy@...radead.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Platform Driver <platform-driver-x86@...r.kernel.org>,
        Darren Hart <dvhart@...radead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] platform/x86: intel_pmc_core: Report slp_s0 residency range

On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 8:52 PM Evan Green <evgreen@...omium.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 12:28 AM Rajneesh Bhardwaj
> <rajneesh.bhardwaj@...el.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 11:05:04AM -0700, Evan Green wrote:

> > This register is a 32 bit register untill ICL generation and a recent patch
> > from Rajat fixed the overflow https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10816103/
> > already so i am not sure how this will help userspace. I think the userspace
> > can still take care of any overflow concerns based on the information
> > available about this register in EDS so i feel exposing a new debugfs entry
> > just for the sake of knowing range is probably not needed.
>
> So you don't anticipate reusing this driver for other models where the
> factor of 100 might change, or the counter might be a different width?
> We can hardcode the multiply in usermode in order to detect when we've
> exceeded the 4.9 day rollover range, but it seemed brittle, and would
> break if this hardware implementation detail ever changed.

No user space component should ever rely on debugfs interface.

-- 
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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