[PATCH v9 14/16] iommu/exynos: add support for power management subsystems.
pullip.cho at samsung.com
Sun Aug 11 21:55:01 EDT 2013
On Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:32:40 +0200, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> On Friday 09 of August 2013 16:49:43 Cho KyongHo wrote:
> > On Fri, 09 Aug 2013 01:03:05 +0200, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> > > Hi KyongHo,
> > >
> > > nit: Please drop the trailing dot at the end of patch subject.
> > Oh. I didn't catch that.
> > Thank you.
> > > On Thursday 08 of August 2013 18:41:17 Cho KyongHo wrote:
> > > > This adds support for Advance Power Management and Runtime Power
> > > > Management.
> > >
> > > This patch adds support for system-wide and runtime power management.
> > Ok.
> > > > Since System MMU is located in the same local power domain of its
> > > > master H/W, System MMU must be initialized before it is working if
> > > > its power domain was ever turned off. TLB invalidation according to
> > > > unmapping on page tables must also be performed while power domain
> > > > is
> > > > turned on.
> > > >
> > > > This patch ensures that resume and runtime_resume(restore_state)
> > > > functions in this driver is called before the calls to resume and
> > > > runtime_resume callback functions in the drivers of master H/Ws.
> > > > Likewise, suspend and runtime_suspend(save_state) functions in this
> > > > driver is called after the calls to suspend and runtime_suspend in
> > > > the
> > > > drivers of master H/Ws.
> > > >
> > > > In order to get benefit of this support, the master H/W and its
> > > > System
> > > > MMU must resides in the same power domain in terms of Linux kernel.
> > > > If
> > > > a master H/W does not use generic I/O power domain, its driver must
> > > > call iommu_attach_device() after its local power domain is turned
> > > > on,
> > > > iommu_detach_device before turned off.
> > >
> > > I don't get the point of this last paragraph. What a power domain can
> > > be in other terms? Is there any other way to support power domains on
> > > Exynos than generic power domains?
> > I just addressed the case a device driver turns off local power of its
> > device without the help of generic I/O powerdomain.
> Out of curiosity, do we have such cases for Exynos in mainline kernel?
> IMHO this is what the generic PM core is for and drivers shouldn't care
> about such low level PM details.
I don't know if there is the case and I also agree with you.
I hope that there is no case that I addressed.
I just mentioned an exceptional case.
The best way is that all device drivers of master H/W of System MMU register
their defvice in a generic i/o powerdomain.
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