[PATCH] ARM: OMAP2: UART: fix console UART mismatched runtime PM status

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Wed Oct 17 04:28:18 EDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 04:49:58PM -0700, Kevin Hilman wrote:
> From: Kevin Hilman <khilman at ti.com>
> The runtime PM framework assumes that the hardware state of devices
> when initialized is disabled.  For all omap_devices, we idle/disable
> device by default.  However, the console uart uses a "no idle" option
> during omap_device init in order to allow earlyprintk usage to work
> seamlessly during boot.
> Because the hardware is left partially enabled after init (whatever
> the bootloader settings were), the omap_device should later be fully
> initialized (including mux) and the runtime PM framework should be
> told that the device is active, and not disabled so that the hardware
> state is in sync with runtime PM state.
> To fix, after the device has been created/registered, call
> omap_device_enable() to finialize init and use pm_runtime_set_active()
> to tell the runtime PM core the device is enabled.

I still believe you're better off with the approach I gave.  Why?
Because every driver you have contains virtually the same sequence of
runtime PM "initialization" which is to runtime PM enable the device
and then do a get on it.

Why not do that in bus code if all your drivers are doing the same
thing, and kill off a bunch of code in the drivers?

bus level notifies, and you've already hooked the notifier list for
these callbacks in omap_device.c

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