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    SubjectRe: [RFC] PCI: Runtime power management
    On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:22:27PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:

    > Do you have any prototypes for that? I started working on it some time ago,
    > but then I focused on the core runtime PM framework.

    The native PCIe PME code? There's some in the final patchset at but I haven't had time
    to look into merging that into the current kernel. I also don't have
    anything to test against, which makes life more awkward.

    > > +static int acpi_pci_runtime_wake(struct pci_dev *dev, bool enable)
    > > +{
    > > + acpi_status status;
    > > + acpi_handle handle = DEVICE_ACPI_HANDLE(&dev->dev);
    > > + struct acpi_device *acpi_dev;
    > > +
    > Hm, I'd move that into ACPI as
    > int acp_runtime_wake_enable(acpi_handle handle, bool enable)
    > in which form it could also be useful to non-PCI devices.

    Hm. Yeah, that's not too bad an idea.

    > > + acpi_disable_gpe(acpi_dev->wakeup.gpe_device,
    > > + acpi_dev->wakeup.gpe_number);
    > > + }
    > > + return 0;
    > > +}
    > Ah, that's the part I've always been missing!
    > How exactly do we figure out which GPE is a wake-up one for given device?
    > IOW, how are the wakeup.gpe_device and wakeup.gpe_number fields populated?

    There's a field in the ACPI device definition in the DSDT that defines
    the needed GPE and which runlevels it can resume from.

    > > + error = pci_pm_suspend(dev);
    > This has a chance to be confusing IMO. pci_pm_suspend() calls the driver's
    > ->suspend() routine, which is specific to suspend to RAM. So, this means
    > that drivers are supposed to implement ->runtime_suspend() only if they
    > want to do something _in_ _addition_ to the things done by
    > ->suspend() and ->suspend_noirq().

    Yes, that was how I'd planned it. An alternative would be for
    runtime_suspend to return a negative value if there's an error, 0 if the
    bus code should continue or a positive value if the runtime_suspend()
    call handles all of it and the bus code should just return immediately?

    > > + disable_irq(pci_dev->irq);
    > I don't really think it's necessary to disable the interrupt here. We prevent
    > drivers from receiving interrupts while pci_pm_suspend_noirq() is being run
    > during system-wide power transitions to protect them from receiving "alien"
    > interrupts they might be unable to handle, but in the runtime case I think the
    > driver should take care of protecting itself from that.

    That sounds fine. I didn't want to take a risk in that respect, but if
    we should be safe here I can just drop that.

    > > + if (!enable || pci_pme_capable(dev, PCI_D3hot)) {
    > > + pci_pme_active(dev, enable);
    > > + pme_done = true;
    > > + }
    > I don't really follow your intention here. The condition means that PME is
    > going to be enabled unless 'enable' is set and the device is not capable
    > of generating PMEs. However, if 'enable' is unset, we're still going to try
    > to enable the PME, even if the device can't generate it. Shouldn't that
    > be

    Hmm. That was copied from pci_enable_wake() just above, but it does seem
    a little bit odd. I suspect that that needs some clarification as well.

    > Also, that assumes the device is going to be put into D3_hot, but do we know
    > that for sure?

    I'd be surprised if there's any hardware that supports wakeups from D2
    but not D3hot, so I just kept the code simple for now.

    Matthew Garrett |

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