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

On 07/16/2017 03:22 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Saturday, July 15, 2017 07:36:21 PM Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> On 07/15/2017 04:38 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> On Sunday, July 16, 2017 01:34:53 AM Mason wrote:
>>>> On 16/07/2017 01:24, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>>>> On Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:20:27 AM Florian Fainelli wrote:
>>>>>> The enum offers the advantage of centralizing how many different states
>>>>>> exist for all the platforms we know about in the kernel, it's easy to
>>>>>> define common values for platforms that have the same semantics, just
>>>>>> like it's simple to add new values for platform specific details.
>>>>> Well, you seem to be liking this, so why don't you just implement it?
>>>> At the end of his message, Florian wrote:
>>>>> In any case, just agree and I will be happy to follow-up with patches.
>>> But it may be hard to convince everybody without posting code changes
>>> and often enough showing a patch makes a good argument.
>> I had the patches ready last night, saw the emails this morning and
>> decided to go mountain bike for a bit to think about it some more. You
>> will find my follow-up patches that hopefully implement your recommendation.
> OK, thanks!
> There is one problem with this I missed before, though, sorry about that.
> Drivers need to be able to distinguish between suspend-to-idle and the platform
> states too, so we need to store the argument passed to suspend_devices_and_enter()
> somewhere too, either in the core or in the platform code.
> And if we need to store it anyway, let's just store it in the core in a global var
> (say pm_suspend_target_state), export that and be done.

I was not sure this would be acceptable which was why I opted for making
suspend_ops::begin store the state passed from suspend_ops::enter, I
will change that.

> There still will be a concern regarding drivers that care about differences between
> PM_SUSPEND_MEM and PM_SUSPEND_STANDBY, because those differences are
> platform-dependent, but let's defer addressing this until we have a driver
> that needs to run on different platforms with different definitions for those
> things.

Makes sense, thanks!

> That should address the Pavel's objections too I guess.
> Thanks,
> Rafael


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