[PATCH 1/6] arm64: dts: amlogic: Add missing cooling device properties for CPUs

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Fri May 25 14:10:25 PDT 2018


On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 11:10:01AM +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> The cooling device properties, like "#cooling-cells" and
> "dynamic-power-coefficient", should either be present for all the CPUs
> of a cluster or none. If these are present only for a subset of CPUs of
> a cluster then things will start falling apart as soon as the CPUs are
> brought online in a different order. For example, this will happen
> because the operating system looks for such properties in the CPU node
> it is trying to bring up, so that it can register a cooling device.
> 
> Add such missing properties.

This seems awkward compared to just having one cooling-cells in the /cpus node
instead.

What's it used for? I don't see any properties in the device nodes on meson-gxm
that have any cooling-foo cells in them? So why should #cooling-cells be
needed?


-Olof



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