[PATCH] mmc: mmci: Improve runtime PM support

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Mon Oct 24 05:42:03 EDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:36:01AM +0200, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> I repeat: if you cut power to the card, you have to re-initialize it.
>> Re-initialization takes quite a bit of time to re-detect and setup
>> the card.  You'd also need to re-configure things like the transfer
>> mode and so forth.
> Right now host->vcc (vmmc) regulator is controlling the power to card.  
> Not the MCIPWR register!

Maybe for you, but that's not the case on all platforms.

You *really* need to get out of the idea that just because your
implementation works one way that everything works that way.  You're
working on a cross-SoC cross-platform driver, and you need to take
account of how other platforms work.

In that case, there *are* platforms which the MCIPWR register does
indeed control power to the card - and setting this to zero _will_
power down the card.

> I would be very surprised if any hardware has this kind of setup, that  
> the PL180 itself controls a regulator.

ARM dev boards all use the MCIPWR bits to control an external power
switch - there's no adjustment of the voltage except via soldered
links on the board.

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