lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2011]   [Jun]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
/
From
Subject[PATCH] PM / Runtime: Update documentation of interactions with system sleep
Date
From: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>

The documents describing the interactions between runtime PM and
system sleep generally refer to the model in which the system sleep
state is entered through a global firmware or hardware operation.
As a result, some recommendations given in there are not entirely
suitable for systems in which this is not the case. Update the
documentation take the existence of those systems into accout.

Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
---
Documentation/power/devices.txt | 6 +++---
Documentation/power/runtime_pm.txt | 25 +++++++++++++++++--------
2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

Index: linux-2.6/Documentation/power/runtime_pm.txt
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/Documentation/power/runtime_pm.txt
+++ linux-2.6/Documentation/power/runtime_pm.txt
@@ -537,9 +537,9 @@ suspend routine). It may be necessary t
in order to do so. The same is true if the driver uses different power levels
or other settings for run-time suspend and system sleep.

-During system resume, devices generally should be brought back to full power,
-even if they were suspended before the system sleep began. There are several
-reasons for this, including:
+During system resume, the simplest approach is to bring all devices back to full
+power, even if they were suspended before the system sleep began. There are
+several reasons for this, including:

* The device might need to switch power levels, wake-up settings, etc.

@@ -556,16 +556,25 @@ reasons for this, including:
* Even though the device was suspended, if its usage counter was > 0 then most
likely it would need a run-time resume in the near future anyway.

- * Always going back to full power is simplest.
-
-If the device was suspended before the sleep began, then its run-time PM status
-will have to be updated to reflect the actual post-system sleep status. The way
-to do this is:
+If the device had been suspended before the sleep began and it's brought back to
+full power during resume, then its run-time PM status will have to be updated to
+reflect the actual post-system sleep status. The way to do this is:

pm_runtime_disable(dev);
pm_runtime_set_active(dev);
pm_runtime_enable(dev);

+On some systems, however, system sleep is not entered through a global firmware
+or hardware operation. Instead, all hardware components are put into low-power
+states directly by the kernel in a coordinated way. Then, the system sleep
+state effectively follows from the states the hardware components end up in
+and the system is woken up from that state by a hardware interrupt or a similar
+mechanism entirely under the kernel's control. As a result, the kernel never
+gives control away and the states of all devices during resume are precisely
+known to it. If that is the case and none of the situations listed above takes
+place, it may be more efficient to leave the devices that had been suspended
+before the system sleep began in the suspended state.
+
7. Generic subsystem callbacks

Subsystems may wish to conserve code space by using the set of generic power
Index: linux-2.6/Documentation/power/devices.txt
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/Documentation/power/devices.txt
+++ linux-2.6/Documentation/power/devices.txt
@@ -604,7 +604,7 @@ state temporarily, for example so that i
disabled. This all depends on the hardware and the design of the subsystem and
device driver in question.

-During system-wide resume from a sleep state it's best to put devices into the
-full-power state, as explained in Documentation/power/runtime_pm.txt. Refer to
-that document for more information regarding this particular issue as well as
+During system-wide resume from a sleep state it's easiest to put devices into
+the full-power state, as explained in Documentation/power/runtime_pm.txt. Refer
+to that document for more information regarding this particular issue as well as
for information on the device runtime power management framework in general.

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2011-06-23 15:59    [W:0.095 / U:0.088 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site