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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/11] ARM: vexpress: use ARM_CPU_SUSPEND if needed
On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:01:52AM +0000, Liviu Dudau wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:57:53AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:37:16AM +0000, Liviu Dudau wrote:
> > > On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 07:42:33PM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > > The vexpress tc2 power management code calls mcpm_loopback, which
> > > > is only available if ARM_CPU_SUSPEND is enabled, otherwise we
> > > > get a link error:
> > > >
> > > > arch/arm/mach-vexpress/built-in.o: In function `tc2_pm_init':
> > > > arch/arm/mach-vexpress/tc2_pm.c:389: undefined reference to `mcpm_loopback'
> > >
> > > Arnd,
> > >
> > > We are having reports of TC2 not booting with MCPM enabled. Lorenzo
> > > was investigating this but then headed for Linaro Connect this week,
> > > so we don't have yet a resolution. Can this patch be postponed for
> > > a later -rc?
> >
> > Why?
> >
> > This patch isn't forcing MCPM to be enabled for Versatile Express.
> >
> > * In order to build tc2_pm.c, MCPM must already be enabled (the
> > feature depends on MCPM in the Kconfig already)
> > * When this feature is enabled, the above link error occurs if
> > ARM_CPU_SUSPEND is not also enabled.
> >
> > So, it is merely fixing the requirement that tc2_pm.c needs the CPU
> > suspend infrastructure, which in turn has no effect on whether MCPM
> > is enabled or not.
>
> Because I think Lorenzo's plan was to disable MCPM for TC2. Which would
> make this patch moot.

I don't think that makes a difference - the two issues are orthogonal.

As the code stands today, it requires ARM_CPU_SUSPEND to be set, so
merging this change makes total sense.

If the code is temporarily disabled, then we still need this patch
merged to fix the error when the feature is re-enabled. If the code
is changed later such that it doesn't need mcpm_loopback, then that's
the time to remove the select of this symbol.

If the code is removed, that is something which is not going to happen
during this merge window, so the patch still might as well be applied
to prevent build errors.

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