Commit fcd7af91 authored by Viresh Kumar's avatar Viresh Kumar Committed by Rafael J. Wysocki
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cpufreq: stats: handle cpufreq_unregister_driver() and suspend/resume properly

There are several problems with cpufreq stats in the way it handles
cpufreq_unregister_driver() and suspend/resume..

 - We must not lose data collected so far when suspend/resume happens
   and so stats directories must not be removed/allocated during these
   operations, which is done currently.

 - cpufreq_stat has registered notifiers with both cpufreq and hotplug.
   It adds sysfs stats directory with a cpufreq notifier: CPUFREQ_NOTIFY
   and removes this directory with a notifier from hotplug core.

   In case cpufreq_unregister_driver() is called (on rmmod cpufreq driver),
   stats directories per cpu aren't removed as CPUs are still online. The
   only call cpufreq_stats gets is cpufreq_stats_update_policy_cpu() for
   all CPUs except the last of each policy. And pointer to stat information
   is stored in the entry for last CPU in the per-cpu cpufreq_stats_table.
   But policy structure would be freed inside cpufreq core and so that will
   result in memory leak inside cpufreq stats (as we are never freeing
   memory for stats).

   Now if we again insert the module cpufreq_register_driver() will be
   called and we will again allocate stats data and put it on for first
   CPU of every policy.  In case we only have a single CPU per policy, we
   will return with a error from cpufreq_stats_create_table() due to this

	if (per_cpu(cpufreq_stats_table, cpu))
		return -EBUSY;

   And so probably cpufreq stats directory would not show up anymore (as
   it was added inside last policies->kobj which doesn't exist anymore).
   I haven't tested it, though. Also the values in stats files wouldn't
   be refreshed as we are using the earlier stats structure.

 - CPUFREQ_NOTIFY is called from cpufreq_set_policy() which is called for
   scenarios where we don't really want cpufreq_stat_notifier_policy() to get
   called. For example whenever we are changing anything related to a policy:
   min/max/current freq, etc. cpufreq_set_policy() is called and so cpufreq
   stats is notified. Where we don't do any useful stuff other than simply
   returning with -EBUSY from cpufreq_stats_create_table(). And so this
   isn't the right notifier that cpufreq stats..

 Due to all above reasons this patch does following changes:
   which are only called when policy is created/destroyed. They aren't
   called for suspend/resume paths..
 - Use these notifiers in cpufreq_stat_notifier_policy() to create/destory
   stats sysfs entries. And so cpufreq_unregister_driver() or suspend/resume
   shouldn't be a problem for cpufreq_stats.
 - Return early from cpufreq_stat_cpu_callback() for suspend/resume sequence,
   so that we don't free stats structure.
Acked-by: default avatarNicolas Pitre <>
Tested-by: default avatarNicolas Pitre <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarViresh Kumar <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRafael J. Wysocki <>
parent 5650cef2
......@@ -943,6 +943,9 @@ static void cpufreq_policy_put_kobj(struct cpufreq_policy *policy)
struct kobject *kobj;
struct completion *cmp;
kobj = &policy->kobj;
cmp = &policy->kobj_unregister;
......@@ -1148,6 +1151,8 @@ static int __cpufreq_add_dev(struct device *dev, struct subsys_interface *sif,
ret = cpufreq_add_dev_interface(policy, dev);
if (ret)
goto err_out_unregister;
write_lock_irqsave(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
......@@ -277,7 +277,7 @@ static void cpufreq_stats_update_policy_cpu(struct cpufreq_policy *policy)
static int cpufreq_stat_notifier_policy(struct notifier_block *nb,
unsigned long val, void *data)
int ret;
int ret = 0;
struct cpufreq_policy *policy = data;
struct cpufreq_frequency_table *table;
unsigned int cpu = policy->cpu;
......@@ -287,15 +287,21 @@ static int cpufreq_stat_notifier_policy(struct notifier_block *nb,
return 0;
if (val != CPUFREQ_NOTIFY)
return 0;
table = cpufreq_frequency_get_table(cpu);
if (!table)
return 0;
ret = cpufreq_stats_create_table(policy, table);
if (ret)
return ret;
return 0;
ret = cpufreq_stats_create_table(policy, table);
else if (val == CPUFREQ_REMOVE_POLICY) {
/* This might already be freed by cpu hotplug notifier */
if (per_cpu(cpufreq_stats_table, cpu)) {
return ret;
static int cpufreq_stat_notifier_trans(struct notifier_block *nb,
......@@ -340,6 +346,10 @@ static int cpufreq_stat_cpu_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb,
unsigned int cpu = (unsigned long)hcpu;
/* Don't free/allocate stats during suspend/resume */
if (action & CPU_TASKS_FROZEN)
return 0;
switch (action) {
......@@ -308,6 +308,8 @@ cpufreq_verify_within_cpu_limits(struct cpufreq_policy *policy)
#define CPUFREQ_NOTIFY (2)
#define CPUFREQ_START (3)
int cpufreq_register_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb, unsigned int list);
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