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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivers: base: add support to skip power management in device/driver model
On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 05:20:20PM +0100, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 16:29, Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 04:18:57PM +0100, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> > > On Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 16:06, Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com> wrote:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > > > Indeed, I was ignoring knowing that it's harmless. But more people
> > > > started to complain, and Rafael suggested this which I agree as we
> > > > have several pseudo devices created in the kernel that we can bypass
> > > > some of these pm handling knowing we won't need it.
> > >
> > > Okay, I see.
> > >
> > > Anyway, I will likely need to restore part of this change, via my
> > > cluster idling series then. As from that point, the cpu device that
> > > you call device_set_pm_not_required() for, starts to be used from both
> > > PM core and runtime PM point of view. But I guess that's okay then.
> > >
> >
> > Ah I see. I can drop for CPU devices then. Since I didn't see any use for
> > them, I set the flag, but I can drop it now or you can do that as part
> > of that series.
>
> Well, I prefer if you drop it for CPU devices, as least for now.
>
> > There are quite a few devices(especially the ones
> > registered under system subsys can set this but I would take it separate
> > once we settle on this). Also Rafael may have seen use for few more
> > devices when he suggested this.
>
> Yep, let's find another first user of this.
>
> Additionally, it seems like we should drop the print in device_pm_add().
>

Hi Rafael,

Do you prefer to drop the error message or retain it as is ? With this
patch, we don't have to. I will repost v2 dropping this flags for cpus
and just retaining the cache nodes for now.

Regards,
Sudeep

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