[PATCH] ARM: OMAP2+: Only write the sysconfig on idle when necessary

Jon Hunter jon-hunter at ti.com
Wed Oct 17 17:22:47 EDT 2012

On 10/17/2012 03:58 PM, Paul Walmsley wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Oct 2012, Jon Hunter wrote:
>> Are you looking to go one step further and only update the sysconfig on
>> enabling when the context has been lost? That would require more
>> changes.
> Yes that's exactly it.  That would avoid adding a special case for what 
> should be the common case.  From a quick glance it looks like the cache 
> needs to be loaded in _reset(), omap_hwmod_softreset(), and _enable().  
> Other than that, seems like the cached value should work.
> It should also be possible to avoid the reload in _enable() in most cases 
> since the PM code should know whether the IP block's powerdomain was 
> programmed to go off and indeed whether it did so.  It shouldn't involve 
> any extra register reads.  But I wouldn't expect you to add that 
> optimization; would just be nice to have a comment to that effect.

Ah, so you really want the cache to behave like a cache. That would be nice!

> If the meta-theme of your message is that commit 
> 233cbe5b94096f95ba7bca2162d63275b0b90b5b should have had closer scrutiny, 
> I agree with you, but we're beyond that point now...

No under-lying theme here, just more of a "I stumbled across this while
debugging something else" and I am a nut-case about saving cpu cycles
where I can. Although not always possible and I am probably responsible
for burning more cycles than I am saving these days!


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