[PATCH 02/24] drivercore: Bind/unbind power domain on probe/remove

Kevin Hilman khilman at linaro.org
Wed Jun 11 11:16:34 PDT 2014

Tomasz Figa <tomasz.figa at gmail.com> writes:

> On 10.06.2014 23:27, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:27:45PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 02:53:26 PM Ulf Hansson wrote:
>>>> On 10 June 2014 14:11, Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael at kernel.org> wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM, Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson at linaro.org> wrote:
>>>>>> From: Tomasz Figa <t.figa at samsung.com>
>>>>>> On a number of platforms, devices are part of controllable power
>>>>>> domains, which need to be enabled before such devices can be accessed
>>>>>> and may be powered down when the device is idle to save some power.
>>>>>> This means that on systems that support power domain control using
>>>>>> generic power domains subsystem, it is necessary to add device to its
>>>>>> power domain before binding a driver to it and remove it from its power
>>>>>> domain after its driver is unbound to make sure that an unused device
>>>>>> does not affect power domain state.
>>>>>> Since this is not limited to particular busses and specific
>>>>>> archs/platforms,
>>>>> Actually, this isn't correrct.  It is limited to the platforms that
>>>>> use Device Trees now.
>>>> Correct, we should update the commit message/docs.
>>>>> Moreover, it is not consistent with the way we add devices to the ACPI PM
>>>>> domain, which is the ACPI counterpart of this.
>>>> I am not sure why you think consistency for ACPI is important here.
>>>> ACPI PM will still be able to handle it's domain/device registering as
>>>> before. There are even other pm_domains that don't use genpd which
>>>> need to handle this themselves.
>>> My point is that doing things like that in different places for different
>>> firmware interfaces is confusing and likely to lead to coding mistakes in
>>> the future.
>>>> Or are you saying that you prefer bus notifiers in favour of making
>>>> use of the driver core for this matter?
>>> Well, please grep for acpi_dev_pm_attach() and see where it is done.
>>> Surely not in drivers/base/dd.c.  Also I'm not sure why you're talking
>>> about bus notifiers in this context.
>>>> Shouldn't the driver core handle most of the common things for a device
>>>> driver?
>>> Common, yes.  Platform-specific, no.
>>>> Let's compare how the pinctrls are being managed in the driver core, for
>>>> example.
>>> pinctrl has Device Trees support only at the moment (as far as firmware
>>> interfaces go) and quite frankly I'm not sure if/how we'll need to change
>>> it to cover ACPI as well.
>>> But for power domains, please keep that stuff away from dd.c.  That is,
>>> unless Greg specifically disagrees with me and decides to apply this
>>> patch regardless. :-)
>> Nope, no disagreement from me toward you at all here, keep up the good
>> work :)
> OK, so proposed solution is to put this in:
> - platform_drv_probe(),
> - spi_drv_probe(),
> - i2c_device_probe(),
> - amba_probe(),
> ...
> - and any other bus type, which can have devices instantiated from DT.

Since this is a DT feature, what about calling
__pm_genpd_of_add_device()  when the power-domain nodes are discovered?


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