[PATCH RFC] arm: l2x0: Leverage power saving features
will.deacon at arm.com
Sun Mar 3 23:19:27 EST 2013
On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 06:51:26PM +0000, Soren Brinkmann wrote:
> Enable the 'dynamic clock stop' and 'standby mode' features in the
> l2x0 disable path.
> Signed-off-by: Soren Brinkmann <soren.brinkmann at xilinx.com>
> we are currently implementing a suspend to RAM like low power mode for
> The code for entering suspend looks like this:
> cpu_suspend(0, zynq_pm_suspend);
> In our low power guidelines we mention the pl310's standby and clock stop
> feature and that they should be enabled for low power modes. The question
> arising here now is: Does the outer_disable() make these features redundant,
> or does it make sense to add it like shown in this patch?
The settings in the power control register are unrelated to CPU suspend
afaict. Instead, they are for semi-autonomous entry to non-destructive
low-power states (e.g. when the L2 is idle for n cycles, or all of the L1
masters have asserted WFI).
This raises the question of whether or not we should poke this register at
all (other than saving/restoring it across suspend, which *is* destructive).
I personally think that this stuff is better off being dealt with in
firmware and initialised there, which follows what we do for other registers
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