[RFC 3/4] ARM: topology: Update cpu_power according to DT information
jean.pihet at newoldbits.com
Wed Jun 13 12:50:13 UTC 2012
Hi Amit, Peter,
On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz at infradead.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-06-13 at 18:14 +0530, Amit Kucheria wrote:
>> Various discussions around power-aware scheduling have amplified the
>> need for the scheduler to have some knowledge of DVFS. This would then
>> require the scheduler to track 'cpu_power' ( = max power) and perhaps
>> a new variable 'current_power' that is changed by the DVFS framework.
> Note that capacity is in fact a better term -- not to be confused with
> the capacity as currently in use within the load-balancer. Luckily
> there's no way to read that an not be confused.. uhmm :-)
>> The first goal, though, is to make sure that the scheduler can handle
>> different cpu_power values due to asymmetric cores.
> I would think the very first goal was to do a simple packing balancer
> before doing silly things with asymmetric setups.. but what do I know.
Sure! First things first ;p
Thanks for the details!
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