[PATCH v4 05/18] ARM64 / ACPI: Introduce sleep-arm.c

Jon Masters jcm at redhat.com
Fri Sep 12 14:10:32 PDT 2014

On 09/12/2014 04:03 PM, Graeme Gregory wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 03:43:36PM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
>> On 09/12/2014 10:00 AM, Hanjun Guo wrote:
>>> From: Graeme Gregory <graeme.gregory at linaro.org>
>>> ACPI 5.1 does not currently support S states for ARM64 hardware but
>>> ACPI code will call acpi_target_system_state() for device power
>>> managment, so introduce sleep-arm.c to allow other drivers to function
>>> until S states are defined.
>> Aside: ACPI5.1 does define the Platform Communication Channel and CPC
>> (Collaborative Processor Performance Control). Some details need to be
>> fleshed out there for practical 64-bit ARMv8 server systems, but the
>> underpinnings and mechanisms are in place in the 5.1 specification that
>> can be built upon over time to achieve practical S-State equivalence.
                                                    ^ meant C/P sorry

> Disagree, S-States are about going to sleep or hibernating, that is
> nothing to do with CPU Performance.

Correct. In replying to the above, I was thinking about power and
performance management of components  - CPU (C/P), and device (D)
specific power/performance states - not the overall system (S) state,
and I went off on a tangent. That was off-topic. For the actual topic at
hand, that of global sleep, you are correct that only G0 (S0) and S5 are
really defined today. Though I do think that the PCC might be used to
actually implement overall system sleep state transitions later.


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