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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] power: add power sequence library
On Wed, Feb 01, 2017 at 12:10:17AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 7:33 AM, Peter Chen <> wrote:
> > We have an well-known problem that the device needs to do some power
> > sequence before it can be recognized by related host, the typical
> > example like hard-wired mmc devices and usb devices.
> >
> > This power sequence is hard to be described at device tree and handled by
> > related host driver, so we have created a common power sequence
> > library to cover this requirement. The core code has supplied
> > some common helpers for host driver, and individual power sequence
> > libraries handle kinds of power sequence for devices. The pwrseq
> > librares always need to allocate extra instance for compatible
> > string match.
> >
> > pwrseq_generic is intended for general purpose of power sequence, which
> > handles gpios and clocks currently, and can cover other controls in
> > future. The host driver just needs to call of_pwrseq_on/of_pwrseq_off
> > if only one power sequence is needed, else call of_pwrseq_on_list
> > /of_pwrseq_off_list instead (eg, USB hub driver).
> >
> > For new power sequence library, it can add its compatible string
> > to pwrseq_of_match_table, then the pwrseq core will match it with
> > DT's, and choose this library at runtime.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Peter Chen <>
> > Tested-by: Maciej S. Szmigiero <>
> > Tested-by Joshua Clayton <>
> > Reviewed-by: Matthias Kaehlcke <>
> > Tested-by: Matthias Kaehlcke <>
> Quite honestly, I have a really hard time with trying to follow this
> code and the total lack of documentation makes it even harder. In
> particular, the generic power sequence code is not even commented at
> all, so it really is hard to say how this is going to work, let alone
> deciding whether or not to apply it.
> Plus, of course, the USB core changes must be acked by the maintainer
> thereof for me to be able to handle the series.

Ah crap, I wanted you to explain it as I too couldn't figure it out :)

> But at this point I basically need you to explain the design to me, please.

Same here.


greg k-h

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