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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] cpufreq: Return error if ->get() failed in cpufreq_update_policy()
On 17 February 2014 13:49, Srivatsa S. Bhat
<> wrote:
> Quick question: Looking at cpufreq_update_policy() and cpufreq_out_of_sync(),
> I understand that if the cpufreq subsystem's notion of the current frequency
> does not match with the actual frequency of the CPU, it tries to adjust and
> notify everyone that the current frequency is so-and-so, as read from the
> hardware. Instead, why can't we simply set the frequency to the value that
> we _want_ it to be at? I mean, if cpufreq subsystem thinks it is X KHz and
> the actual frequency is Y KHz, we can as well fix the anomaly by setting the
> frequency immediately to X KHz right?
> The reason I ask this is that, if we follow this approach, then we can avoid
> ambiguities in dealing with the out-of-sync situation. That is, it becomes
> very straightforward to decide _what_ to do, when we detect scenarios where
> the frequency goes out of sync.

Hmm, it is just about doing all that stuff in a single line, like:
__cpufreq_driver_target(...) ??

There are few problems here:
- If we simply call above routine with X, then it will simply return as
X == policy->cur. And I don't want to hack this code in a bad way now :)

- So, probably the way it is implemented is right, as we do that the most
efficient way. We just broadcast the new freq in case there is a difference
otherwise nothing.

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