[PATCH] PM / Domains: Fix initial default state of the need_restore flag

Kevin Hilman khilman at kernel.org
Fri Nov 7 11:47:53 PST 2014

Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson at linaro.org> writes:

> The initial state of the device's need_restore flag should'nt depend on
> the current state of the PM domain. For example it should be perfectly
> valid to attach an inactive device to a powered PM domain.
> The pm_genpd_dev_need_restore() API allow us to update the need_restore
> flag to somewhat cope with such scenarios. Typically that should have
> been done from drivers/buses ->probe() since it's those that put the
> requirements on the value of the need_restore flag.
> Until recently, the Exynos SOCs were the only user of the
> pm_genpd_dev_need_restore() API, though invoking it from a centralized
> location while adding devices to their PM domains.
> Due to that Exynos now have swithed to the generic OF-based PM domain
> look-up, it's no longer possible to invoke the API from a centralized
> location. The reason is because devices are now added to their PM
> domains during the probe sequence.
> Commit "ARM: exynos: Move to generic PM domain DT bindings"
> did the switch for Exynos to the generic OF-based PM domain look-up,
> but it also removed the call to pm_genpd_dev_need_restore(). This
> caused a regression for some of the Exynos drivers.
> To handle things more properly in the generic PM domain, let's change
> the default initial value of the need_restore flag to reflect that the
> state is unknown. As soon as some of the runtime PM callbacks gets
> invoked, update the initial value accordingly.
> Moreover, since the generic PM domain is verifying that all device's
> are both runtime PM enabled and suspended, using pm_runtime_suspended()
> while pm_genpd_poweroff() is invoked from the scheduled work, we can be
> sure of that the PM domain won't be powering off while having active
> devices.
> Do note that, the generic PM domain can still only know about active
> devices which has been activated through invoking its runtime PM resume
> callback. In other words, buses/drivers using pm_runtime_set_active()
> during ->probe() will still suffer from a race condition, potentially
> probing a device without having its PM domain being powered. That issue
> will have to be solved using a different approach.
> This a log from the boot regression for Exynos5, which is being fixed in
> this patch.
> ------------[ cut here ]------------
> WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 308 at ../drivers/clk/clk.c:851 clk_disable+0x24/0x30()
> Modules linked in:
> CPU: 0 PID: 308 Comm: kworker/0:1 Not tainted 3.18.0-rc3-00569-gbd9449f-dirty #10
> Workqueue: pm pm_runtime_work
> [<c0013c64>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c0010dec>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
> [<c0010dec>] (show_stack) from [<c03ee4cc>] (dump_stack+0x70/0xbc)
> [<c03ee4cc>] (dump_stack) from [<c0020d34>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x64/0x88)
> [<c0020d34>] (warn_slowpath_common) from [<c0020d74>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x1c/0x24)
> [<c0020d74>] (warn_slowpath_null) from [<c03107b0>] (clk_disable+0x24/0x30)
> [<c03107b0>] (clk_disable) from [<c02cc834>] (gsc_runtime_suspend+0x128/0x160)
> [<c02cc834>] (gsc_runtime_suspend) from [<c0249024>] (pm_generic_runtime_suspend+0x2c/0x38)
> [<c0249024>] (pm_generic_runtime_suspend) from [<c024f44c>] (pm_genpd_default_save_state+0x2c/0x8c)
> [<c024f44c>] (pm_genpd_default_save_state) from [<c024ff2c>] (pm_genpd_poweroff+0x224/0x3ec)
> [<c024ff2c>] (pm_genpd_poweroff) from [<c02501b4>] (pm_genpd_runtime_suspend+0x9c/0xcc)
> [<c02501b4>] (pm_genpd_runtime_suspend) from [<c024a4f8>] (__rpm_callback+0x2c/0x60)
> [<c024a4f8>] (__rpm_callback) from [<c024a54c>] (rpm_callback+0x20/0x74)
> [<c024a54c>] (rpm_callback) from [<c024a930>] (rpm_suspend+0xd4/0x43c)
> [<c024a930>] (rpm_suspend) from [<c024bbcc>] (pm_runtime_work+0x80/0x90)
> [<c024bbcc>] (pm_runtime_work) from [<c0032a9c>] (process_one_work+0x12c/0x314)
> [<c0032a9c>] (process_one_work) from [<c0032cf4>] (worker_thread+0x3c/0x4b0)
> [<c0032cf4>] (worker_thread) from [<c003747c>] (kthread+0xcc/0xe8)
> [<c003747c>] (kthread) from [<c000e738>] (ret_from_fork+0x14/0x3c)
> ---[ end trace 40cd58bcd6988f12 ]---
> Fixes: a4a8c2c4962bb655 (ARM: exynos: Move to generic PM domain DT bindings)
> Reported-by: Sylwester Nawrocki <s.nawrocki at samsung.com>
> Signed-off-by: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson at linaro.org>

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

And looks like we need this for v3.18-rc since it does fix the

A minor nit: you add a few new multi-line comment blocks which should
have a new empty line before them, but currently they're right up
against the previous code.  Please add a blank line for separation and
to be consisitent with the rest of the file.



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