[PATCH v2] arm: exynos: Support cluster power off on exynos5420/5800

Kevin Hilman khilman at linaro.org
Thu Jun 19 13:34:49 PDT 2014

Abhilash Kesavan <a.kesavan at samsung.com> writes:

> Turning off a cluster when all 4 cores of the cluster are powered off
> saves power significantly. Powering off the A15 L2 alone gives around
> 100mW in savings. Add support for powering off the A15/A7 clusters on
> exynos5420/5800.
> The patch enables specific register bits which ensure that:
>    - cluster L2 will be turned on before the first man is powered up.
>    - last man will be turned off before the cluster L2 is turned off.
>    - core is powered down before powering it up.
> Remove the exynos_cluster_power_control function completely as we can
> rely on the above mentioned bits rather than polling the cluster power
> status register.
> Signed-off-by: Abhilash Kesavan <a.kesavan at samsung.com>
> Acked-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico at linaro.org>
> ---
> Change in v2:
> Added a macro for the COMMON_OPTION register and used it in the MCPM
> back-end.
> The patch is based on Linux-next 20140619. It has been tested on an
> exynos5420-based chromebook using the "/dev/bL_switcher" interface as
> well as the script provided by Nicolas Pitre and Dave Martin [1].
> Patch depends on:
> [v2] ARM: EXYNOS: mcpm: Don't rely on firmware's secondary_cpu_start
> [1] http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-samsung-soc/msg31257.html

Tested on exynos5800/Chromebook2 along with the dependency patch and using
the script from Dave and Nico.

Tested-by: Kevin Hilman <khilman at linaro.org>


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