Subsystem Trace Points: power The power tracing system captures events related to power transitions within the kernel. Broadly speaking there are three major subheadings: o Power state switch which reports events related to suspend (S-states), cpuidle (C-states) and cpufreq (P-states) o System clock related changes o Power domains related changes and transitions This document describes what each of the tracepoints is and why they might be useful. Cf. include/trace/events/power.h for the events definitions. 1. Power state switch events ============================ 1.1 New trace API ----------------- A 'cpu' event class gathers the CPU-related events: cpuidle and cpufreq. cpu_idle "state=%lu cpu_id=%lu" cpu_frequency "state=%lu cpu_id=%lu" A suspend event is used to indicate the system going in and out of the suspend mode: machine_suspend "state=%lu" Note: the value of '-1' or '4294967295' for state means an exit from the current state, i.e. trace_cpu_idle(4, smp_processor_id()) means that the system enters the idle state 4, while trace_cpu_idle(PWR_EVENT_EXIT, smp_processor_id()) means that the system exits the previous idle state. The event which has 'state=4294967295' in the trace is very important to the user space tools which are using it to detect the end of the current state, and so to correctly draw the states diagrams and to calculate accurate statistics etc. 1.2 DEPRECATED trace API ------------------------ A new Kconfig option CONFIG_EVENT_POWER_TRACING_DEPRECATED with the default value of 'y' has been created. This allows the legacy trace power API to be used conjointly with the new trace API. The Kconfig option, the old trace API (in include/trace/events/power.h) and the old trace points will disappear in a future release (namely 2.6.41). power_start "type=%lu state=%lu cpu_id=%lu" power_frequency "type=%lu state=%lu cpu_id=%lu" power_end "cpu_id=%lu" The 'type' parameter takes one of those macros: . POWER_NONE = 0, . POWER_CSTATE = 1, /* C-State */ . POWER_PSTATE = 2, /* Fequency change or DVFS */ The 'state' parameter is set depending on the type: . Target C-state for type=POWER_CSTATE, . Target frequency for type=POWER_PSTATE, power_end is used to indicate the exit of a state, corresponding to the latest power_start event. 2. Clocks events ================ The clock events are used for clock enable/disable and for clock rate change. clock_enable "%s state=%lu cpu_id=%lu" clock_disable "%s state=%lu cpu_id=%lu" clock_set_rate "%s state=%lu cpu_id=%lu" The first parameter gives the clock name (e.g. "gpio1_iclk"). The second parameter is '1' for enable, '0' for disable, the target clock rate for set_rate. 3. Power domains events ======================= The power domain events are used for power domains transitions power_domain_target "%s state=%lu cpu_id=%lu" The first parameter gives the power domain name (e.g. "mpu_pwrdm"). The second parameter is the power domain target state.
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