[PATCH 03/12] arm: omap3: Only sleep in cpuidle driver if I/O wake-ups work
Mark A. Greer
mgreer at animalcreek.com
Wed Apr 11 18:23:13 EDT 2012
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 03:37:47PM -0600, Paul Walmsley wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2012, Mark A. Greer wrote:
> > From: "Mark A. Greer" <mgreer at animalcreek.com>
> > Currently, the OMAP3 cpuidle driver calls omap3_enter_idle()
> > which calls omap_sram_idle(). omap_sram_idle() eventually
> > causes a 'wfi' instruction to be executed effectively putting
> > the system to sleep. It is assumed that an I/O wake-up event
> > will occur to wake the system up again. This doesn't work on
> > systems that don't support I/O wake-ups (indicated by
> > omap3_has_io_wakeup() returning false).
> > To handle this, follow the same path in omap3_enter_idle()
> > that would be followed if an interrupt were pending.
> I don't quite understand this patch. Are you saying that AM3517/3505
> can't wake from WFI? That would seem odd.
No, I'm saying that I/O doesn't seem to wake it up from the WFI.
I've learned to not trust the am35x TRM much so I'm pretty much
feeling my way along in the dark. I do know that without this
patch, the system is extremely slow which I believe is from it
only returning from the WFI because of a timer expiration or
something like that.
> There are other sources of wakeup on the system other than I/O wakeup.
> I/O wakeup only applies to wakeups from the I/O pads when the chip is in
> RETENTION or OFF. And as I understand it, neither of those apply to
Hmm, its true that RETENTION and OFF aren't supported. It does wake up
occasionally (as mentioned above) it just seems that I/O doesn't wake
it up. I may be mistaken. I'm only going from what I've seen since and
the TRM seems to have lots of errors so I'm not sure what to trust in it.
> Even if I/O wakeups aren't supported, many of the IP blocks on the system
> should be able to cause the ARM to exit WFI by asserting their
> SWAKEUP lines and raising their interrupt lines.
Okay, but that doesn't seem to be working. I'll look some more to see
why they aren't working.
> So this change doesn't seem quite right to me...
> More broadly, if AM3517/3505 only supports powerdomains ON, then you
> should probably use your own CPUIdle driver that doesn't touch the
> powerdomain states at all.
Okay, I can do that.
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