[RFC 0/2] Qualcomm RPM sleep states

Bjorn Andersson bjorn.andersson at sonymobile.com
Tue Dec 9 11:25:18 PST 2014

On Tue 09 Dec 10:16 PST 2014, Mark Brown wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 12:55:03PM -0800, Bjorn Andersson wrote:
> > On Mon 08 Dec 11:39 PST 2014, Mark Brown wrote:
> > > Now I'm confused again.  I thought entry and exit was all done
> > > separately so it was just about saying what should happen if the device
> > > were to idle?
> > But how do you actually expose that control to the consumers?
> I think having an idle state (or possibly just using the suspend state,
> I'm still foggy if the two states are actually different) seems to make
> sense?

In 8974 we have LDO12 that have the following consumers:
 modem pll
 pronto pll (wifi/bt)

Each of these drivers will have a regulator object, upon which they can make
requests on.

The drivers for csi to pronto does not care about the state of the cpu - we
want to output pixels even if the cpu is idle - so their requests (on their
regulator *) must be aggregated towards the active state as well as the idle

The krait-clock should not affect the idle state.

So the idle state enable property should be aggregated from csi to pronto
enable properties. I.e. if they are all off, then the idle state should be off,
otherwise it's on.

The switch-mode regulators also needs to aggregate voltage and mode - from a
subset of the regulator objects/consumers.

> > > That's what should happen, we just don't currently really support doing
> > > this configuration dynamically (practically speaking I suspect anyone
> > > who cares just doesn't have a suspend mode for affected regulators at
> > > the minute).
> > What would such configuration look like?
> > In the suspend case you could introduce an api for setting parameters of the
> > suspend state, but that means that the individual drivers needs to be written
> > with awareness of the system state. Our proposal is to use the same api, but
> > with a different regulator*, but how should that acquired (and expressed in dt).
> We already have an API for the suspend state, we just don't enable its
> use in DT yet other than static configuration.  I'm not sure I see the
> connection to the system state in the consumer API here - I thought this
> was pretty much just setting the state when the device is turned off
> which seems device specific?

The suspend state (with the additional exposure in DT) allows us to specify a
static configuration of the suspend state of a regulator. Here we see a need
for the properties of that state to be aggregated from a subset of the
regulator objects.

> > In our case, as most things change the both state (or active only if no
> > both/sleep), the standard regulator api would have to affect the both state.
> > Would we then have a separate api to modify the active state?
> Why would we need to introduce a new API for the active state?

It's just that I, possibly incorrectly, considered that to be the outlier and
the one that would be the easiest to model separately.


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