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SubjectRe: [Update][PATCH 6/10] PM / Domains: System-wide transitions support for generic domains (v5)
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Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu> writes:

> On Fri, 8 Jul 2011, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>
>> On Friday, July 08, 2011, Kevin Hilman wrote:
>> > "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> writes:
>> >
>> > > From: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
>> > >
>> > > Make generic PM domains support system-wide power transitions
>> > > (system suspend and hibernation). Add suspend, resume, freeze, thaw,
>> > > poweroff and restore callbacks to be associated with struct
>> > > generic_pm_domain objects and make pm_genpd_init() use them as
>> > > appropriate.
>> > >
>> > > The new callbacks do nothing for devices belonging to power domains
>> > > that were powered down at run time (before the transition).
>> >
>> > Thinking about this some more, how is a driver supposed to reconfigure
>> > wakeups during suspend if it has already been runtime suspended?
>>
>> If the device belongs to a PM domain that has been powered off, it
>> won't be notified.
>>
>> > For example, assume a device where device_may_wakeup() == false. This
>> > means wakeups during *suspend* are disabled, but wakeups wakeups are
>> > assumed to enabled when it is runtime suspended.
>> >
>> > So now, assume this device is RPM_SUSPENDED, it has wakeups *enabled*,
>> > and then system suspend comes along.
>> >
>> > With this current patch, the driver will never receive any callbacks, so
>> > it can never disable its wakeups.
>> >
>> > Am I missing something?
>>
>> As I said above, this only happens with devices that belog to PM domains
>> that were powered off before system suspend has started, so the problem
>> is limited to devices that wakeup is signaled on behalf of even when they
>> have no power.

Which on OMAP, is *all* devices, so that's a pretty major limitation. :)

>> So this is a limitation, but not affecting all platforms.
>>
>> There are a few ways to avoid this limitation I can think of:
>> (1) Add a "make me operational during system suspend" flag to struct dev_pm_info
>> and run pm_runtime_resume() on such devices from the core (either dpm_prepare()
>> core, or pm_genpd_prepare()).
>
> What's to prevent the device from being runtime-suspended again before
> the wakeup setting can be changed?
>
>> (2) Add a "my .prepare() is safe to run if device is not accessible" flag to
>> struct dev_pm_info and make pm_genpd_prepare() execute .prepare() for such
>> devices regardless of whether or not their PM domains are off.
>> (3) Call .prepare() from all drivers unconditionally during system suspend
>> (and probably .complete() too) in the hope they won't access inaccessible
>> devices.

Like Alan's comment above for (1), I think the same applies for (3)
since runtime PM transitions can still happen between .prepare() and
.suspend()

Kevin

>> Probably, there's more.
>
> In the PM domain's suspend code, do a runtime resume if the wakeup
> setting needs to be changed, rather than simply skipping over the
> device.
>
>> In any case I think it's material for future work.
>
> Alan Stern


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