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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/31] CPUFreq: Implement light weight ->target(): for 3.13
On Monday, August 12, 2013 11:18:36 PM Viresh Kumar wrote:
> Currently prototype of cpufreq_drivers target routines is:
> int target(struct cpufreq_policy *policy, unsigned int target_freq,
> unsigned int relation);
> And most of the drivers call cpufreq_frequency_table_target() to get a valid
> index of their frequency table which is closest to the target_freq. And they
> don't use target_freq and relation after it.
> So, it makes sense to just do this work in cpufreq core before calling
> cpufreq_frequency_table_target() and simply pass index instead. But this can be
> done only with drivers which expose their frequency table with cpufreq core. For
> others we need to stick with the old prototype of target() until those drivers
> are converted to expose frequency tables.
> So, in order not to break those special drivers first patch renames ->target() to
> ->target_old() and the following patches will define the new prototype and
> convert existing drivers one by one.


Please just keep the old .target() as is, add a new callback and switch the
suitable drivers to using it. You may call the new one .target_index() or
something along these lines.


I speak only for myself.
Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.

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