[PATCH] ARM: Don't ever downscale loops_per_jiffy in SMP systems#

Nicolas Pitre nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Tue May 13 16:15:05 PDT 2014

On Tue, 13 May 2014, Stephen Warren wrote:

> On 05/13/2014 03:50 PM, Doug Anderson wrote:
> ...
> > ...but then I found the true problem shows up when we transition
> > between very low frequencies on exynos, like between 200MHz and
> > 300MHz.  While transitioning between frequencies the system
> > temporarily bumps over to the "switcher" PLL running at 800MHz while
> > waiting for the main PLL to stabilize.  No CPUFREQ notification is
> > sent for that.  That means there's a period of time when we're running
> > at 800MHz but loops_per_jiffy is calibrated at between 200MHz and
> > 300MHz.
> > 
> > 
> > I'm welcome to any suggestions for how to address this.  It sorta
> > feels like it would be a common thing to have a temporary PLL during
> > the transition, ...
> We definitely do that on Tegra for some cpufreq transitions.

Ouch...  If this is a common strategy to use a third frequency during a 
transition phase, especially if that frequency is way off (800MHz vs 
200-300MHz) then it is something the cpufreq layer must capture and 


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