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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/3] Runtime Interpreted Power Sequences
On 08/17/2012 06:47 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Thursday, August 16, 2012, Alexandre Courbot wrote:
>> Overdue revision of this new feature, some changes required additional thought
>> and rework.
>>
>> The most important change is in the way power sequences are expressed in the
>> device tree. In order to avoid having to specify #address-cells, #size-cells and
>> reg properties, the @ notation in the step names is dropped, and instead a
>> fixed, sequential naming is adopted. The type of the resource used by a step is
>> decided by the presence of some recognized properties:
>>
>> power-on-sequence {
>> step0 {
>> regulator = "power";
>> enable;
>> };
>> step1 {
>> delay = <10000>;
>> };
>> step2 {
>> pwm = "backlight";
>> enable;
>> };
>> ...
>>
>> To me this looks safe, clear and close to the platform data representation, but
>> needs approval from DT experts.
>>
>> Resources are still referenced by name instead of having their phandles defined
>> directly inside the sequences, as previous discussion came to the conclusion
>> that doing so would require controversial changes to the regulator and PWM
>> frameworks, and that having the resources declared at the device level was
>> making sense logically speaking.
>>
>> Other changes/fixes since last revision:
>> * Move to drivers/power/ (hope this is ok with the maintainers?)
>> * Use microseconds for delay
>> * Use devm for PWM resources and remove cleanup function as all resources are
>> devm-managed
>> * Remove "-gpio" suffix for GPIO reference in the driver
>> * Remove params structure
>> * Make power_seq structure private
>> * Number of steps in a sequence is explicitly stated instead of resorting to a
>> "stop" sequence step
>> * Delays are a step instead of being a step parameter
>> * Use flexible member arrays to limit number of memory allocations
>> * Add documentation to DT bindings
>>
>> There was a lot of feedback on the previous version (thanks!) so if I forgot
>> to address some important point, please bring it to my attention again.
>>
>> Alexandre Courbot (3):
>> Runtime Interpreted Power Sequences
>> pwm_backlight: use power sequences
>> tegra: add pwm backlight device tree nodes
>
> May I ask that the next version of this patchset be CCed to
> linux-pm@vger.kernel.org?

Will do.

Alex.



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