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SubjectRe: [RFC 1/2] PM / suspend: Add platform_suspend_target_state()

On 07/16/2017 06:41 AM, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> On 06/07/2017 at 05:18:19 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
>> On Sat 2017-07-15 20:33:58, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
>>> On 15/07/2017 at 10:20:27 -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>>>>> We already have
>>>>> struct regulator_state {
>>>>> int uV; /* suspend voltage */
>>>>> unsigned int mode; /* suspend regulator operating mode */
>>>>> int enabled; /* is regulator enabled in this suspend state */
>>>>> int disabled; /* is the regulator disabled in this suspend state */
>>>>> };
>>>>> * struct regulation_constraints - regulator operating constraints.
>>>>> * @state_disk: State for regulator when system is suspended in disk
>>>>> * mode.
>>>>> * @state_mem: State for regulator when system is suspended in mem
>>>>> * mode.
>>>>> * @state_standby: State for regulator when system is suspended in
>>>>> * standby
>>>>> * mode.
>>>>> . So it seems that maybe we should tell the drivers if we are entering
>>>>> "state_mem" or "state_standby" (something I may have opposed, sorry),
>>>>> then the driver can get neccessary information from regulator
>>>>> framework.
>>>> OK, so what would be the mechanism to tell these drivers about the
>>>> system wide suspend state they are entering if it is not via
>>>> platform_suspend_target_state()?
>>>> Keep in mind that regulators might be one aspect of what could be
>>>> causing the platform to behave specifically in one suspend state vs.
>>>> another, but there could be pieces of HW within the SoC that can't be
>>>> described with power domains, voltage islands etc. that would still have
>>>> inherent suspend states properties (like memory retention, pin/pad
>>>> controls etc. etc). We still need some mechanism, possibly centralized
>>> I concur, the regulator stuff is one aspect of one of our suspend state
>>> (cutting VDDcore). But we have another state where the main clock (going
>>> to the IPs) is going from a few hundred MHz to 32kHz. This is currently
>>> handled by calling at91_suspend_entering_slow_clock(). I think it is
>>> important to take that into account so we can remove this hack from the
>>> kernel.
>> Cure should not be worse then the disease... and it is in this case.
>> For clocks, take a look at clock framework, perhaps it already has "clock_will_be_suspended"
>> as regulator framework had. If not, implement it.
> See Rafael's comment, currently, the clock framework can't say whether
> the clock will change because it doesn't know anything about the suspend
> target.
>> Same with memory retention, pin/pad controls.
> Same here.

Exactly, here is another side effect of not knowing the platform
suspend/state that I came across on our platforms:

(we later discussed this in details with Linus and this is why this very
patch set is being introduced now)

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