[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 2/3] drm/i915: Set GPU freq to idle_freq initially

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 18:05:10 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 07:56:58PM +0200, Imre Deak wrote:
> On Fri, 2016-03-04 at 21:43 +0200, ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com wrote:
> > From: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
> > 
> > Currently we set the initial GPU frequency to min_freq_softlimit
> > on gen9, and to efficient_freq on VLV/CHV. On all the other platforms
> > we set it to idle_freq. Let's use idle_freq across the board to make
> > sure we don't waste power. This is especially relevant for VLV since
> > Vnn won't drop to minimum unless the GPU is at the minimum frequency.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
> Yes, I think having the same logic on all platforms make sense, so:
> Reviewed-by: Imre Deak <imre.deak at intel.com>
> I noticed that rps.min_freq is always the same as rps.idle_freq, what's
> the reason to have both, could we remove one of them? Adding Chris.

They have two different meanings, one is the hardware minimum and the
other is the frequency to use at idle. As indicated by vlv, it was not
always clear if the HW engineers thought it was a good idea to rest at
minimum and so having a separate control knob would be useful.

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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