The mode f TX2

The file /etc/nvpmodel.conf is following:

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# and any modifications thereto.  Any use, reproduction, disclosure or
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#
# FORMAT:
# < PARAM TYPE=PARAM_TYPE NAME=PARAM_NAME >
# ARG1_NAME ARG1_PATH_VAL
# ARG2_NAME ARG2_PATH_VAL
# ...
# This starts a section of PARAM definitions, in which each line
# has the syntax below:
# ARG_NAME ARG_PATH_VAL
# ARG_NAME is a macro name for argument value ARG_PATH_VAL.
# PARAM_TYPE can be FILE, or CLOCK.
#
# < POWER_MODEL ID=id_num NAME=mode_name >
# PARAM1_NAME ARG11_NAME ARG11_VAL
# PARAM1_NAME ARG12_NAME ARG12_VAL
# PARAM2_NAME ARG21_NAME ARG21_VAL
# ...
# This starts a section of POWER_MODEL configurations, followed by
# lines with parameter settings as the format below:
# PARAM_NAME ARG_NAME ARG_VAL
# PARAM_NAME and ARG_NAME are defined in PARAM definition sections.
# ARG_VAL is an integer for PARAM_TYPE of CLOCK, and -1 is taken
# as INT_MAX. ARG_VAL is a string for PARAM_TYPE of FILE.
# This file must contain at least one POWER_MODEL section.
#
# < PM_CONFIG DEFAULT=default_mode >
# This is a mandatory section to specify one of the defined power
# model as the default.

###########################
#                         #
# PARAM DEFINITIONS       #
#                         #
###########################

< PARAM TYPE=FILE NAME=CPU_ONLINE >
CORE_0 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/online
CORE_1 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online
CORE_2 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu2/online
CORE_3 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu3/online
CORE_4 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu4/online
CORE_5 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu5/online

< PARAM TYPE=FILE NAME=FBP_POWER_GATING >
FBP_PG_MASK /sys/devices/gpu.0/fbp_pg_mask

< PARAM TYPE=FILE NAME=TPC_POWER_GATING >
TPC_PG_MASK /sys/devices/gpu.0/tpc_pg_mask

< PARAM TYPE=FILE NAME=GPU_POWER_CONTROL_ENABLE >
GPU_PWR_CNTL_EN /sys/devices/gpu.0/power/control

< PARAM TYPE=FILE NAME=GPU_POWER_CONTROL_DISABLE >
GPU_PWR_CNTL_DIS /sys/devices/gpu.0/power/control

< PARAM TYPE=CLOCK NAME=CPU_A78_0 >
FREQ_TABLE /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
MAX_FREQ /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq
MIN_FREQ /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_min_freq
FREQ_TABLE_KNEXT /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
MAX_FREQ_KNEXT /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq
MIN_FREQ_KNEXT /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_min_freq

< PARAM TYPE=CLOCK NAME=CPU_A78_1 >
FREQ_TABLE /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu4/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
MAX_FREQ /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu4/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq
MIN_FREQ /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu4/cpufreq/scaling_min_freq
FREQ_TABLE_KNEXT /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu4/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
MAX_FREQ_KNEXT /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu4/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq
MIN_FREQ_KNEXT /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu4/cpufreq/scaling_min_freq

< PARAM TYPE=CLOCK NAME=GPU >
FREQ_TABLE /sys/devices/17000000.ga10b/devfreq/17000000.ga10b/available_frequencies
MAX_FREQ /sys/devices/17000000.ga10b/devfreq/17000000.ga10b/max_freq
MIN_FREQ /sys/devices/17000000.ga10b/devfreq/17000000.ga10b/min_freq
FREQ_TABLE_KNEXT /sys/devices/17000000.ga10b/devfreq_dev/available_frequencies
MAX_FREQ_KNEXT /sys/devices/17000000.ga10b/devfreq_dev/max_freq
MIN_FREQ_KNEXT /sys/devices/17000000.ga10b/devfreq_dev/min_freq

<PARAM TYPE=CLOCK NAME=EMC >
MAX_FREQ /sys/kernel/nvpmodel_emc_cap/emc_iso_cap
MAX_FREQ_KNEXT /sys/kernel/nvpmodel_emc_cap/emc_iso_cap

###########################
#                         #
# POWER_MODEL DEFINITIONS #
#                         #
###########################

< POWER_MODEL ID=0 NAME=15W >
CPU_ONLINE CORE_0 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_1 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_2 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_3 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_4 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_5 1
FBP_POWER_GATING FBP_PG_MASK 2
TPC_POWER_GATING TPC_PG_MASK 240
GPU_POWER_CONTROL_ENABLE GPU_PWR_CNTL_EN on
CPU_A78_0 MIN_FREQ 729600
CPU_A78_0 MAX_FREQ -1
CPU_A78_1 MIN_FREQ 729600
CPU_A78_1 MAX_FREQ -1
GPU MIN_FREQ 0
GPU MAX_FREQ -1
GPU_POWER_CONTROL_DISABLE GPU_PWR_CNTL_DIS auto
EMC MAX_FREQ 0

< POWER_MODEL ID=1 NAME=7W >
CPU_ONLINE CORE_0 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_1 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_2 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_3 1
CPU_ONLINE CORE_4 0
CPU_ONLINE CORE_5 0
FBP_POWER_GATING FBP_PG_MASK 2
TPC_POWER_GATING TPC_PG_MASK 252
GPU_POWER_CONTROL_ENABLE GPU_PWR_CNTL_EN on
CPU_A78_0 MIN_FREQ 729600
CPU_A78_0 MAX_FREQ 960000
GPU MIN_FREQ 0
GPU MAX_FREQ 408000000
GPU_POWER_CONTROL_DISABLE GPU_PWR_CNTL_DIS auto
EMC MAX_FREQ 2133000000

# mandatory section to configure the default power mode
< PM_CONFIG DEFAULT=0 >

It does not have the configuration of mode 2,3,4. So i can not switch to mode 2, 3, 4 by using the following instructions:

 sudo nvpmodel -m 2

problem is following:

NVPM ERROR: request for bad power mode 2
NVPM ERROR: optMask is 1, no request for power mode

How can i do ?

Hi,

Which jetpack release are you using? I can see 4 modes on my Jetson TX2.

jetpack5

TX2 does not support on jetpack5… what are you doing exactly…

Package: nvidia-jetpack
Version: 5.1.1-b56
Architecture: arm64
Maintainer: NVIDIA Corporation
Installed-Size: 194
Depends: nvidia-jetpack-runtime (= 5.1.1-b56), nvidia-jetpack-dev (= 5.1.1-b56)
Homepage: http://developer.nvidia.com/jetson
Priority: standard
Section: metapackages
Filename: pool/main/n/nvidia-jetpack/nvidia-jetpack_5.1.1-b56_arm64.deb
Size: 29304
SHA256: 7b6c8c6cb16028dcd141144b6b0bbaa762616d0a47aafa3c3b720cb02b2c8430
SHA1: 387e4e47133c4235666176032af0f2ec86461dbb
MD5sum: 0a8692031bf35cc46f7a498e2937bda9
Description: NVIDIA Jetpack Meta Package
Description-md5: ad1462289bdbc54909ae109d1d32c0a8

Please do not do such thing on your TX2. It will just break the board…

So i just can use the mode 0 or mode 1 ? But i want to use mode 2 to reduce the consumption of energy

Can I directly modify the configuration file above to obtain the usage of mode 2 , mode 3 and mode 4

No, the point here is you should use jetpack4 but not jetpack5…

There is no software on jetpack5 that can fully support TX2…

ok,thanks!