Is cpufreq-dt safe without regulator support?

wens Tsai wens213 at
Tue Mar 17 00:45:39 PDT 2015

Hi Viresh,

The sunxi platform added cpufreq support in 4.0.0-rc1 using
the generic cpufreq-dt driver. One issue we've run into is
the default OPPs we use include an overclocked/overvoltage

If the cpu is missing a regulator supply phandle, or the
kernel is built without regulators, cpufreq can increase
the clock rate without the needed voltage increase.

The former issue can be resolved by providing a dummy
regulator with the default voltage, effectively disabling

The latter is possible. Without regulator support built-in,
even a correct, complete DTS can still fail. Should I just
remove the offending OPP? Still that does not fix the
problem when we actually do want overclocking.

To summarize, should cpufreq-dt probe fail when regulator
support isn't available? Should we differentiate between
not having a regulator phandle vs no regulator support?


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