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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] PM: Asynchronous suspend and resume of devices
On Sunday 24 January 2010, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jan 2010, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > There needs to be a public interface to this function available for
> > > drivers that have non-tree constraints. The arguments should be the
> > > device to wait for and the device doing the waiting (needed only to
> > > determine whether the caller is running synchronously or not).
> >
> > Something like the patch below?
> Yes, exactly. Thanks.

OK, I'll put it into the patchset after 5/8.

> > > This will be necessary for USB. In fact, your current code (with patch
> > > 7/8 applied) is subject to a race that will sometimes cause a
> > > non-high-speed USB device to fail to resume from hibernation.
> >
> > That's the kind of information I need at this point. What exactly should be
> > added to patch 7/8 to avoid this problem?
> I don't think there's anything you can do about it, really. It's an
> obscure USB issue: If an EHCI controller was reset or loses power
> during a system sleep (which always happens with hibernation and
> sometimes happens with suspend-to-RAM, depending on the chipset and
> firmware), then the EHCI controller must be resumed after all its
> sibling companion OHCI/UHCI controllers, and USB devices below the
> companion root hubs must be resumed after the EHCI root hub.
> With synchronous resume this happens automatically because the devices
> in question are always registered in the appropriate order. But the
> only way to meet these constraints with async resume is to add specific
> code to the USB core to enforce the non-tree orderings.
> I intend to write this code, but merging it will be a little tricky.
> You'll have to coordinate with Greg KH.

OK, I don't think that's a big deal. I can defer patch 7/8 until that code has
been merged.

> If you have a non-high-speed USB device, you can test to see if this
> problem is not just a figment of my imagination. To violate the first
> constraint, add an ssleep(1) to the beginning of ohci_pci_resume() in
> drivers/usb/host/ohci-pci.c or to the beginning of uhci_pci_resume() in
> drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.c (depending on whether your companion
> controllers are OHCI or UHCI). To violate the second constraint, add
> an ssleep(1) to the beginning of ehci_bus_resume() in
> drivers/usb/host/ehci-hub.c. Either constraint violation should cause
> the device to be disconnected and then reconnected during an async
> resume from hibernation, as opposed to simply being reset.

I'll try that, but my mkinitrd automatically puts the USB drivers into
initramfs. I guess I'll need to do some research to really verify it. :-)


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