[6/8] ACPI / CPPC: Document CPPC sysfs interface

Message ID 20181011154729.6068-7-manoj.iyer@canonical.com
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  • CPPC: Support for V3 and bug fixes.
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Manoj Iyer Oct. 11, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
From: Prashanth Prakash <pprakash@codeaurora.org>

Add a file to describe the CPPC sysfs interface and steps to compute
average delivered performance using the feedback counters.

BugLink: http://launchpad.net/bugs/1796918

Signed-off-by: Prashanth Prakash <pprakash@codeaurora.org>
[ rjw: Minor adjustments ]
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
(cherry picked from commit b382bf885269bffaa8444a9310db680f2f0f4151)
Signed-off-by: Manoj Iyer <manoj.iyer@canonical.com>
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 Documentation/acpi/cppc_sysfs.txt | 69 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 69 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/acpi/cppc_sysfs.txt

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diff --git a/Documentation/acpi/cppc_sysfs.txt b/Documentation/acpi/cppc_sysfs.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..f20fb445135d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/acpi/cppc_sysfs.txt
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+
+	Collaborative Processor Performance Control (CPPC)
+
+CPPC defined in the ACPI spec describes a mechanism for the OS to manage the
+performance of a logical processor on a contigious and abstract performance
+scale. CPPC exposes a set of registers to describe abstract performance scale,
+to request performance levels and to measure per-cpu delivered performance.
+
+For more details on CPPC please refer to the ACPI specification at:
+
+http://uefi.org/specifications
+
+Some of the CPPC registers are exposed via sysfs under:
+
+/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuX/acpi_cppc/
+
+for each cpu X
+
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+$ ls -lR  /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/acpi_cppc/
+/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/acpi_cppc/:
+total 0
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 feedback_ctrs
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 highest_perf
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 lowest_freq
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 lowest_nonlinear_perf
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 lowest_perf
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 nominal_freq
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 nominal_perf
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 reference_perf
+-r--r--r-- 1 root root 65536 Mar  5 19:38 wraparound_time
+
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+* highest_perf : Highest performance of this processor (abstract scale).
+* nominal_perf : Highest sustained performance of this processor (abstract scale).
+* lowest_nonlinear_perf : Lowest performance of this processor with nonlinear
+  power savings (abstract scale).
+* lowest_perf : Lowest performance of this processor (abstract scale).
+
+* lowest_freq : CPU frequency corresponding to lowest_perf (in MHz).
+* nominal_freq : CPU frequency corresponding to nominal_perf (in MHz).
+  The above frequencies should only be used to report processor performance in
+  freqency instead of abstract scale. These values should not be used for any
+  functional decisions.
+
+* feedback_ctrs : Includes both Reference and delivered performance counter.
+  Reference counter ticks up proportional to processor's reference performance.
+  Delivered counter ticks up proportional to processor's delivered performance.
+* wraparound_time: Minimum time for the feedback counters to wraparound (seconds).
+* reference_perf : Performance level at which reference performance counter
+  accumulates (abstract scale).
+
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+		Computing Average Delivered Performance
+
+Below describes the steps to compute the average performance delivered by taking
+two different snapshots of feedback counters at time T1 and T2.
+
+T1: Read feedback_ctrs as fbc_t1
+    Wait or run some workload
+T2: Read feedback_ctrs as fbc_t2
+
+delivered_counter_delta = fbc_t2[del] - fbc_t1[del]
+reference_counter_delta = fbc_t2[ref] - fbc_t1[ref]
+
+delivered_perf = (refernce_perf x delivered_counter_delta) / reference_counter_delta