[RFC PATCH 0/3] ARM64: meson-gxbb: Add support for system suspend

Mark Rutland mark.rutland at arm.com
Thu Nov 3 08:43:37 PDT 2016

Urrgh, I accidentally sent this when trying to save this to my drafts folder;
sorry for the half-finished reply.

On Thu, Nov 03, 2016 at 03:25:46PM +0000, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 03, 2016 at 03:29:22PM +0100, Neil Armstrong wrote:
> > Thie patchset is a very experiment patchset to support the System Suspend
> > feature of the Amlogic Meson GX SoCs.
> > 
> > These SoCs implements system suspend using a non-standard PSCI CPU_SUSPEND
> > parameter to enter system suspend.

> > Note that this RFC is here to seek a better way to handle these platform
> > specific features.

One of the reasons that we want PSCI is that it is a standard interface across
platforms. Generally, we do not want platform-specific interfaces.

In this case, PSCI 1.0+ has SYSTEM_SUSPEND for this purpose.

If PSCI is lacking functionality that vendors want, they should speak to ARM
w.r.t. the PSCI specification -- it can be extended with new functionality as
has already happened with PSCI 0.2 and PSCI 1.0.


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