[PATCH V3 0/8] ARM: cpuidle: Unify the ARM64/ARM DT approach
lorenzo.pieralisi at arm.com
Fri Mar 20 11:31:11 PDT 2015
On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 11:43:53AM +0000, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> There is a big number of cpuidle drivers for the ARM architecture.
> These drivers have been cleaned up and grouped into the drivers/cpuidle
> directory to keep track of the changes more easily and ensure the code
> is following the same scheme across the drivers.
> That had the benefit of simplifying the code and factor out a lot of common
> parts. Beside that, as the drivers belong to the 'drivers' directory, we had
> to split the arch specific bits and the generic code in order to keep
> everything self contained. The platform driver paradigm was used for this
> Unfortunately, this approach is now no longer accepted and a different solution
> must be provided to reach the same goal: one example is the Qualcomm cpuidle
> driver upstreaming attempt.
> In the meantime, ARM64 developed a generic cpuidle driver based on DT definition.
> The DT definition provides an 'enable-method' to specify one of the cpu
> operations (PSCI, ...).
> This patchset unify this driver with ARM32, using the same DT definition.
> Thanks with this patchset we can use the 'enable-method' to specify a cpu
> operations, hence get rid of the platform driver approach and go further in the
> cpuidle driver flexibility via the DT.
I had a look and the series seems fine, if you have a branch I can pull from
I will test on arm64 and add the required tags.
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