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SubjectRe: [patch update] PM: Introduce core framework for run-time PM of I/O devices
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On Monday 15 June 2009, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 00:57:31 +0200
> "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
>
> > On Sunday 14 June 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > On Sunday 14 June 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Below is the current version of my "run-time PM for I/O devices"
> > > > patch.
> > > >
> > > > I've done my best to address the comments received during the
> > > > recent discussions, but at the same time I've tried to make the
> > > > patch only contain the most essential things. For this reason,
> > > > for example, the sysfs interface is not there and it's going to
> > > > be added in a separate patch.
> > > >
> > > > Please let me know if you want me to change anything in this
> > > > patch or to add anything new to it. [Magnus, I remember you
> > > > wanted something like ->runtime_wakeup() along with
> > > > ->runtime_idle(), but I'm not sure it's really necessary. Please
> > > > let me know if you have any particular usage scenario for it.]
> >
> > Appended is an update of the patch addressing the today's comments
> > from Magnus.
>
> few comments from me
>
> 1) For the usecases for upcoming hw from Intel (where you really can't talk to the hw while it's in powersave mode); the locking needs to be
> IRQ safe. Think of it like this:
> Lets assume you get a (shared) interrupt from your device. In the handler you need to make 100% sure that
> 1) you're not suspended at this point .. basically do a forced wakeup right there and then
> 2) assure that you're not about to suspend

Does it mean we need to use spin_[un]lock_irq[save|restore]() everywhere in the
framework?

> 2) You use jiffies in the API; I would suggest exposing milliseconds instead and internally convert to jiffies;
> milliseconds tends to be a much more natural unit for this sort of thing

OK

Best,
Rafael


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