[PATCH v2 3/3] PM / Domains: Add support for PM domain on/off notifiers for genpd

Ulf Hansson ulf.hansson at linaro.org
Fri Sep 25 07:48:12 EDT 2020

On Fri, 25 Sep 2020 at 08:08, Peng Fan <peng.fan at nxp.com> wrote:
> Hi Ulf,
> > Subject: [PATCH v2 3/3] PM / Domains: Add support for PM domain on/off
> > notifiers for genpd
> >
> > A device may have specific HW constraints that must be obeyed to, before its
> > corresponding PM domain (genpd) can be powered off - and vice verse at
> > power on. These constraints can't be managed through the regular runtime
> > PM based deployment for a device, because the access pattern for it, isn't
> > always request based. In other words, using the runtime PM callbacks to deal
> > with the constraints doesn't work for these cases.
> Could the notification be added before/after power on, and before/after power
> off? not just after power on and before power off?
> Our SoC has a requirement that before power on/off the specific module,
> the corresponding clk needs to be on to make sure the hardware async
> bridge could finish handshake.

Thanks for your comments!

May I ask, to be sure - does the clock correspond to the genpd
provider or is it a clock for the genpd consumer device?

If the former, couldn't the clock be managed from the ->power_on|off()
callbacks for the genpd provider?

> So we need clk_prepare_on/off to guard power on and power off as below:
> clk_prepare_on
> power on
> clk_prepare_off
> clk_prepare_on
> power off
> clk_prepare_off
> Thanks,
> Peng.


Kind regards

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