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Re: [RFC/RFT] [PATCH 08/10] cpufreq: intel_pstate: Dyanmically update busy pct




On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 09:49:09PM -0700, Srinivas Pandruvada wrote:

> +static inline void intel_pstate_update_busy_threshold(struct cpudata *cpu)
> +{
> +	if (!hwp_boost_threshold_busy_pct) {
> +		int min_freq, max_freq;
> +
> +		min_freq  = cpu->pstate.min_pstate * cpu->pstate.scaling;
> +		update_turbo_state();
> +		max_freq =  global.turbo_disabled || global.no_turbo ?
> +				cpu->pstate.max_freq : cpu->pstate.turbo_freq;
> +
> +		/*
> +		 * We are guranteed to get atleast min P-state.

		   If we assume
> +		 * P-state is proportional to load (such that 10% load
> +		 * increase will result in 10% P-state increase),

		   we will
> +		 * get at least min P-state till we have atleast
> +		 * (min * 100/max) percent cpu load.

turbo makes that story less clear ofcourse.

		   So any load less than
> +		 * than this this we shouldn't do any boost. Then boosting
> +		 * is not free, we will add atleast 20% offset.

This I don't get.. so you want to remain at min P longer?

> +		 */
> +		hwp_boost_threshold_busy_pct = min_freq * 100 / max_freq;
> +		hwp_boost_threshold_busy_pct += 20;
> +		pr_debug("hwp_boost_threshold_busy_pct = %d\n",
> +			 hwp_boost_threshold_busy_pct);
> +	}
> +}

And then this part should go in the previous patch.