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Subject[RFC][PATCH 0/2] Make radeonfb use PCI PM core for suspendig device (was: Re: [RFC][PATCH] PCI PM: Be extra careful when changing power states of devices)
On Saturday 21 March 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> The story in shows
> that setting the power state of a PCI device by
> pci_raw_set_power_state() may sometimes fail. For this reason,
> pci_raw_set_power_state() should not assume that the power state of
> the device has actually changed after writing into its PMCSR.
> Instead, it should read the value from there and use it to update
> dev->current_state. It also is useful to print a warning if the
> device's power state hasn't changed as expected.
> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> ---
OK, since the Ben's radeonfb fix for bug #12846 has been merged, I'd like
to do something a bit different.

Patch 1/2 introduces __pci_set_power_state() that will allow the radeonfb
driver not to open code PCI PM operations.

Patch 2/2 makes the driver use __pci_set_power_state().

Comments welcome.


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