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Date:   Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:28:32 +0530
From:   Sai Prakash Ranjan <>
To:     Doug Anderson <>
Cc:     Andy Gross <>,
        Bjorn Andersson <>,
        Stephen Boyd <>,
        linux-arm-msm <>,
        LKML <>,
        "Isaac J. Manjarres" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2] soc: qcom: llcc: Support chipsets that can write to
 llcc registers


On 2020-08-18 21:07, Sai Prakash Ranjan wrote:
> Hi Doug,
>> I guess to start, it wasn't obvious (to me) that there were two
>> choices and we were picking one.  Mentioning that the other
>> alternative was way-based allocation would help a lot.  Even if you
>> can't fully explain the differences between the two, adding something
>> to the commit message indicating that this is a policy decision (in
>> other words, both work but each have their tradeoffs) would help.
>> Something like this, if it's correct:
>> In general we try to enable capacity based allocation (instead of the
>> default way based allocation) since that gives us better performance
>> with the current software / hardware configuration.
> Thanks, I will add it for next version. Let me also go poke some arch 
> teams
> to understand if we actually do gain something with this selection, who 
> knows
> we might get some additional details as well.

I got some information from arch team today, to quote them exactly:

1) What benefits capacity based allocation brings over the default way
based allocation?

"Capacity based allows finer grain partition. It is not about improved
performance but more flexibility in configuration."

2) Retain through power collapse, doesn’t it burn more power?

"This feature is similar to the standard feature of retention. Yes, when 
have cache in retention mode it burns more power but it keeps the values 
that when we wake up we can get more cache hits."

If its good enough, then I will add this info to the commit msg and post
next version.


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