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SubjectRE: [PATCH 1/1] cpufreq: cpufreq-cpu0: use the max voltage instead of voltage-tolerance

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shawn Guo []
> Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:28 AM
> To: Rongjun Ying
> Cc: Viresh Kumar; rjying; Rafael J. Wysocki;;
>; Linux Kernel Mailing List;
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] cpufreq: cpufreq-cpu0: use the max voltage
> instead of voltage-tolerance
> On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 02:15:07AM +0000, Rongjun Ying wrote:
> > If omit voltage-tolerance, sometimes also can't get appropriate
> voltages.
> > For example:
> > If the regulator IC only can supply min voltage is 1.000V and max
> voltage is 1.200V, and cpu work max voltage is 1.200V.
> > But the cpu just need 1.100V when cpu run under a freq.
> > So regulator_set_voltage_tol will return failed.
> > Because the regulator_set_voltage will invoke with min-uV is 1100000
> and max-uV is 1100000 parameters.
> > Regulator can't supply it.
> > As this case, the regulator just need supply 1.200V.
> For given board, what voltages could be provided is known. So you can
> just define OPP table in <board>.dts and specify the voltage as the
> value that the regulator IC can supply, e.g. 1.200V in above example.
> This is not nice, as OPP table is CPU/SoC specific and should be
> ideally defined in <soc>.dtsi. But still it's a way out for you to use
> cpufreq-cpu0 driver as it is.
> In any case, you can not just change voltage-tolerance to voltage-max
> with no care about the existing users.
> Shawn
I don't think so. The voltage/freq pairs are attribute of the CPU.
Any boards can choose regulator IC base the cost and other reasons.
If the opp table defined in <board>.dts, we can set exact voltage/freq pairs,
and not need use the voltage-tolerance to set tolerance.

-RongJun Ying
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