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Date:   Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:35:15 +0900
From:   Chanwoo Choi <cw00.choi@...sung.com>
To:     Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@...il.com>,
        Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@...il.com>,
        Jonathan Hunter <jonathanh@...dia.com>,
        MyungJoo Ham <myungjoo.ham@...sung.com>,
        Kyungmin Park <kyungmin.park@...sung.com>,
        Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu.vizoso@...labora.com>
Cc:     linux-tegra@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-pm@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 12/19] PM / devfreq: tegra: Avoid inconsistency of
 current frequency value

Hi,

On 19. 4. 17. 오전 12:40, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> 16.04.2019 10:15, Chanwoo Choi пишет:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 19. 4. 15. 오후 11:54, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>>> The frequency value potentially could change in-between. It doesn't
>>> cause any real problem at all right now, but that could change in the
>>> future. Hence let's avoid the inconsistency.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@...il.com>
>>> ---
>>>  drivers/devfreq/tegra-devfreq.c | 6 ++++--
>>>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/devfreq/tegra-devfreq.c b/drivers/devfreq/tegra-devfreq.c
>>> index a668e4fbc874..f1a6f951813a 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/devfreq/tegra-devfreq.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/devfreq/tegra-devfreq.c
>>> @@ -496,13 +496,15 @@ static int tegra_devfreq_get_dev_status(struct device *dev,
>>>  {
>>>  	struct tegra_devfreq *tegra = dev_get_drvdata(dev);
>>>  	struct tegra_devfreq_device *actmon_dev;
>>> +	unsigned long cur_freq;
>>>  
>>> -	stat->current_frequency = tegra->cur_freq * KHZ;
>>> +	cur_freq = READ_ONCE(tegra->cur_freq);
>>>  
>>>  	/* To be used by the tegra governor */
>>>  	stat->private_data = tegra;
>>>  
>>>  	/* The below are to be used by the other governors */
>>> +	stat->current_frequency = cur_freq * KHZ;
>>>  
>>>  	actmon_dev = &tegra->devices[MCALL];
>>>  
>>> @@ -513,7 +515,7 @@ static int tegra_devfreq_get_dev_status(struct device *dev,
>>>  	stat->busy_time *= 100 / BUS_SATURATION_RATIO;
>>>  
>>>  	/* Number of cycles in a sampling period */
>>> -	stat->total_time = ACTMON_SAMPLING_PERIOD * tegra->cur_freq;
>>> +	stat->total_time = ACTMON_SAMPLING_PERIOD * cur_freq;
>>>  
>>>  	stat->busy_time = min(stat->busy_time, stat->total_time);
>>>  
>>>
>>
>> The read/write access of tegra->cur_freq is in the single routine
>> of update_devfreq() as following. I think that there are no any
>> potential problem about the inconsistency of tegra->cur_freq.
> 
> No, that's wrong assumption. The tegra->cur_freq is changed by the clock notifier that runs asynchronously with the devfreq driver when EMC clock rate is changed by something else in the kernel. 
> 
>> IMHO, if there are no any problem now, I'm not sure that we need
>> to apply this patch.
>>
>> update_devfreq()
>> {
>> 	devfreq->governor->get_target_freq()
>> 		devfreq_update_stats(devfreq)
>> 			tegra_devfreq_get_dev_status()
>> 				stat->current_frequency = tegra->cur_freq * KHZ;
>>
>> 	devfreq_set_target()
>> 		tegra_devfreq_target()
>> 			clk_set_min_rate(emc_rate, )
>> 				tegra_actmon_rate_notify_cb()
>> 					tegra->cur_freq = data->new_rate / KHZ;
>> 		
>> 			clk_set_rate(emc_rate, )
>> 				tegra_actmon_rate_notify_cb()
>> 					tegra->cur_freq = data->new_rate / KHZ;
>> }
>>
>>
> 
> The cur_freq value is changed by the clock notifier that runs asynchronously with the rest of the devfreq driver. Hence potentially compiler may generate two separate fetches of the cur_freq value, then the clock rate could be changed by other CPU core simultaneously with tegra_devfreq_get_dev_status() or kernel may re-schedule preemptively, changing the clock rate in-between of the two fetches.
> 
> 

Thanks. I understand why have to consider the inconsistency of clock
which is used on the multiple points.

Looks good to me.
Reviewed-by: Chanwoo Choi <cw00.choi@...sung.com>

-- 
Best Regards,
Chanwoo Choi
Samsung Electronics

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