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+PM Quality Of Service Interface.
+
+This interface provides a kernel and user mode interface for registering
+performance expectations by drivers, subsystems and user space applications on
+one of the parameters.
+
+Two different PM QoS frameworks are available:
+1. PM QoS classes for cpu_dma_latency, network_latency, network_throughput.
+2. the per-device PM QoS framework provides the API to manage the per-device latency
+constraints.
+
+Each parameters have defined units:
+ * latency: usec
+ * timeout: usec
+ * throughput: kbs (kilo bit / sec)
+
+
+1. PM QoS framework
+
+The infrastructure exposes multiple misc device nodes one per implemented
+parameter. The set of parameters implement is defined by pm_qos_power_init()
+and pm_qos_params.h. This is done because having the available parameters
+being runtime configurable or changeable from a driver was seen as too easy to
+abuse.
+
+For each parameter a list of performance requests is maintained along with
+an aggregated target value. The aggregated target value is updated with
+changes to the request list or elements of the list. Typically the
+aggregated target value is simply the max or min of the request values held
+in the parameter list elements.
+Note: the aggregated target value is implemented as an atomic variable so that
+reading the aggregated value does not require any locking mechanism.
+
+
+From kernel mode the use of this interface is simple:
+
+void pm_qos_add_request(handle, param_class, target_value):
+Will insert an element into the list for that identified PM QoS class with the
+target value. Upon change to this list the new target is recomputed and any
+registered notifiers are called only if the target value is now different.
+Clients of pm_qos need to save the returned handle for future use in other
+pm_qos API functions.
+
+void pm_qos_update_request(handle, new_target_value):
+Will update the list element pointed to by the handle with the new target value
+and recompute the new aggregated target, calling the notification tree if the
+target is changed.
+
+void pm_qos_remove_request(handle):
+Will remove the element. After removal it will update the aggregate target and
+call the notification tree if the target was changed as a result of removing
+the request.
+
+int pm_qos_request(param_class):
+Returns the aggregated value for a given PM QoS class.
+
+int pm_qos_request_active(handle):
+Returns if the request is still active, i.e. it has not been removed from a
+PM QoS class constraints list.
+
+int pm_qos_add_notifier(param_class, notifier):
+Adds a notification callback function to the PM QoS class. The callback is
+called when the aggregated value for the PM QoS class is changed.
+
+int pm_qos_remove_notifier(int param_class, notifier):
+Removes the notification callback function for the PM QoS class.
+
+
+From user mode:
+Only processes can register a pm_qos request. To provide for automatic
+cleanup of a process, the interface requires the process to register its
+parameter requests in the following way:
+
+To register the default pm_qos target for the specific parameter, the process
+must open one of /dev/[cpu_dma_latency, network_latency, network_throughput]
+
+As long as the device node is held open that process has a registered
+request on the parameter.
+
+To change the requested target value the process needs to write an s32 value to
+the open device node. Alternatively the user mode program could write a hex
+string for the value using 10 char long format e.g. "0x12345678". This
+translates to a pm_qos_update_request call.
+
+To remove the user mode request for a target value simply close the device
+node.
+
+
+2. PM QoS per-device latency framework
+
+For each device a list of performance requests is maintained along with
+an aggregated target value. The aggregated target value is updated with
+changes to the request list or elements of the list. Typically the
+aggregated target value is simply the max or min of the request values held
+in the parameter list elements.
+Note: the aggregated target value is implemented as an atomic variable so that
+reading the aggregated value does not require any locking mechanism.
+
+
+From kernel mode the use of this interface is the following:
+
+int dev_pm_qos_add_request(device, handle, type, value):
+Will insert an element into the list for that identified device with the
+target value. Upon change to this list the new target is recomputed and any
+registered notifiers are called only if the target value is now different.
+Clients of dev_pm_qos need to save the handle for future use in other
+dev_pm_qos API functions.
+
+int dev_pm_qos_update_request(handle, new_value):
+Will update the list element pointed to by the handle with the new target value
+and recompute the new aggregated target, calling the notification trees if the
+target is changed.
+
+int dev_pm_qos_remove_request(handle):
+Will remove the element. After removal it will update the aggregate target and
+call the notification trees if the target was changed as a result of removing
+the request.
+
+s32 dev_pm_qos_read_value(device):
+Returns the aggregated value for a given device's constraints list.
+
+
+Notification mechanisms:
+The per-device PM QoS framework has 2 different and distinct notification trees:
+a per-device notification tree and a global notification tree.
+
+int dev_pm_qos_add_notifier(device, notifier):
+Adds a notification callback function for the device.
+The callback is called when the aggregated value of the device constraints list
+is changed.
+
+int dev_pm_qos_remove_notifier(device, notifier):
+Removes the notification callback function for the device.
+
+int dev_pm_qos_add_global_notifier(notifier):
+Adds a notification callback function in the global notification tree of the
+framework.
+The callback is called when the aggregated value for any device is changed.
+
+int dev_pm_qos_remove_global_notifier(notifier):
+Removes the notification callback function from the global notification tree
+of the framework.
+
+
+From user mode:
+No API for user space access to the per-device latency constraints is provided
+yet - still under discussion.
+