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From: Ram Chandrasekar <>
To: Lina Iyer <>, Zhang Rui <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drivers: thermal: do not clobber cooling dev state from userspace
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:48:27 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 8/14/2018 12:04 PM, Lina Iyer wrote:
> Adding Ram, so he can respond.
> -- Lina
> On Thu, Jul 26 2018 at 02:55 -0600, Zhang Rui wrote:
>> On 一, 2018-05-07 at 11:55 -0600, Lina Iyer wrote:
>>> From: Ram Chandrasekar <>
>>> Let userspace be another voter for cooling device state instead of
>>> the
>>> overriding authority. It is possible that the thermal governor may
>>> find
>>> a higher cooling state desirable than what is recommended by the
>>> userspace. Separate out the current cooling device state from the
>>> userspace request and aggregate the userspace request with the
>>> governors' recommendation.
>> hmmm, I don't understand this.
>> If the governor does not work well, we should either improve the
>> governor or use userspace governor instead.
>> do you have any examples that the kernel governor chooses improper
>> cooling state?
Userspace governor and kernel governor could monitor different thermal 
zones for different thermal conditions and mitigate the same cooling 
device. In this case, the cooling device state request from userspace 
governor shouldn’t overwrite the request from kernel governor, rather it 
needs to be aggregated. This change is to aggregate the cooling device 
state requests between the userspace and kernel governors.


      reply	other threads:[~2018-08-22 16:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-07 17:55 Lina Iyer
2018-07-26  8:55 ` Zhang Rui
2018-08-14 18:04   ` Lina Iyer
2018-08-22 16:48     ` Ram Chandrasekar [this message]

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