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Documentation: admin-guide: pm: Add Out of Band mode

Message ID 20220523172757.2351052-1-srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com
State Accepted
Commit 4fe4f1552394d41442205f9cde93af00eda59435
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Series Documentation: admin-guide: pm: Add Out of Band mode | expand

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srinivas pandruvada May 23, 2022, 5:27 p.m. UTC
Update documentation for using the tool to support performance level
change via OOB (Out of Band) interface.

Signed-off-by: Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com>
 .../admin-guide/pm/intel-speed-select.rst     | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
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diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/pm/intel-speed-select.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/pm/intel-speed-select.rst
index 0a1fbdb54bfe..4146a2da35ea 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/pm/intel-speed-select.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/pm/intel-speed-select.rst
@@ -262,6 +262,25 @@  Which shows that the base frequency now increased from 2600 MHz at performance
 level 0 to 2800 MHz at performance level 4. As a result, any workload, which can
 use fewer CPUs, can see a boost of 200 MHz compared to performance level 0.
+Changing performance level via BMC Interface
+It is possible to change SST-PP level using out of band (OOB) agent (Via some
+remote management console, through BMC "Baseboard Management Controller"
+interface). This mode is supported from the Sapphire Rapids processor
+generation. The kernel and tool change to support this mode is added to Linux
+kernel version 5.18. To enable this feature, kernel config
+"CONFIG_INTEL_HFI_THERMAL" is required. The minimum version of the tool
+is "v1.12" to support this feature, which is part of Linux kernel version 5.18.
+To support such configuration, this tool can be used as a daemon. Add
+a command line option --oob::
+# intel-speed-select --oob
+In this mode the tool will online/offline CPUs based on the new performance
 Check presence of other Intel(R) SST features