[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 08/12] drm/i915/bdw: Extract rp_state_caps logic

Ben Widawsky benjamin.widawsky at intel.com
Sat Mar 22 19:46:06 CET 2014

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 07:28:29AM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 06:31:15PM -0700, Ben Widawsky wrote:
> > We have a need for duplicated parsing of the RP_STATE_CAPS register (and
> > the setting of the associated fields). To reuse some code, we can
> > extract the function into a simple helper.
> > 
> > This patch also addresses the fact that we missed doing this for gen8,
> > something we should have done anyway.
> > 
> > This could be two patches, one to extract, and one to add gen8, but it's
> > trivial enough that I think one is fine. I will accept a request to
> > split it. Please notice the fix addressed by v2 below.
> > 
> > Valleyview is left untouched because it is different.
> > 
> > v2: Logically rebased on top of
> > commit dd0a1aa19bd3d7203e58157b84cea78bbac605ac
> > Author: Jeff McGee <jeff.mcgee at intel.com>
> > Date:   Tue Feb 4 11:32:31 2014 -0600
> > 
> >     drm/i915: Restore rps/rc6 on reset
> > 
> > Note with the above change the fix for gen8 is also handled (which was
> > not the case in Jeff's original patch).
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net>
> Reviewed-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
> By setting max_freq_soft before querying overclocking frequencies, we
> force the user to have to manually raise the max freq through sysfs,
> right? Hasn't the user already explicitly asked for overclocking through
> the BIOS setting in the first place, so isn't that a needless burden
> upon the user?
> -Chris

It's debatable, and if my memory serves, we've debated it before.
Overclocking has a range. BIOS enables the user to select a value within
that range. Selecting the highest possible value for the user is a
policy decision (IMO). If BIOS/punit wanted to control this, it should
set rp0 equal to the max overclock frequency, and not even bother
letting the driver deal with it. By not selecting anything, we're not
making any decision.

Daniel, please notice he did put the r-b tag on it.

Ben Widawsky, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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