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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH v2] Add suspend/resume for HPET
On Saturday 31 March 2007 9:53 am, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Mar 2007, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> >
> > Right, but clock - sources/events need to be extremly late suspended and
> > early resumed. How can we ensure this ?
> Make them be at the top of the device tree by adding them early. That's
> the whole point of the device tree after all - we have an ordering that is
> enforced by its topology, and that we sort by when things were added.

Right, but "when things get added" doesn't correlate well to
"when they should get suspended/resumed". It's also in basic
conflict with runtime PM models, where devices may be suspended
at essentially any time. And sysdevs are even stranger.

One way out: rather than constructing that list as devices get
enumerated, it could be constructed by a (linear-time, non-recursive)
walk of the device tree(s) before they get suspended.

(Or equivalently: construct lists at enumeration time, but just
adding them *right after their parent* rather than at the end of
the list.)

Would that solve the problem here? Potentially ... if the tree is
structured to meet Thomas' rules:

> > The required resume order is:
> >
> > clocksources
> > timekeeping
> > clockevents
> > tick management

> So the only thing that needs to be done is to make sure that we add the
> timer devices early during bootup - something we have to do *anyway*. If a
> device is added early in bootup, that automatically means that it will be
> suspended late, and resumed early - because we maintain that order all the
> way through..

>             -- "clocksource" -- +-- HPET
>                                 |
>                                 +-- TSC
>                                 |
>                                 +-- i8259
>                                 |
>                                 +-- lapic timer
>                                 |
>                                 .. whatever else

If each of those were a device node, with "clocksource" suspend/resume
methods handling Thomas' "timekeeping" item, and simlarly for "clockevent"
devices ... I could see that all working neatly.

- Dave

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