[RESEND AGAIN][PATCH] pcmcia: move unbind/rebind into dev_pm_ops.complete

Christian Lamparter chunkeey at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 9 18:54:54 EDT 2012

On Monday, July 09, 2012 11:59:39 PM Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 14:30:16 -0700
> Greg KH <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 06, 2012 at 11:23:52PM +0200, Christian Lamparter wrote:
> > > The idea of moving rebind procedure into pm.complete
> > > was taken from the usb-subsystem, which has similar
> > > problems with reattaching devices during/after
> > > resume.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Christian Lamparter <chunkeey at googlemail.com>
> > > ---
> > > To Greg:
> > > 
> > > I have submitted this patch back in March and again in May.
> > > As far as I can tell it was neither rejected nor was it
> > > accepted into linux-pcmcia.git since. So I'm asking you,
> > > if you could take the patch instead... please.
> > 
> > There is a PCMCIA "team" who should be taking these types of patches.
> > Why are they not doing so?
> > 
> Things are pretty quiet in pcmcia world, but Dominik does appear to
> still be doing stuff.
> I sometimes queue PCMCIA patches for people, but not this one.  The
> changelog is just junk.  What does the patch do?  Why does it do it? 
> What problems does it solve?  What are these mysterious "problems with
> reattaching devices" to which it refers?  Useless...
Well, that can be improved, but it is a bit tricky. 
AFAICT the usb subsystem dealt with pm in this commit:

"commit 5096aedcd2eb70fbea83f09281f97f9ec973d9de
Author: Alan Stern <stern at rowland.harvard.edu>
Date:   Tue Aug 12 14:34:14 2008 -0400

    USB: Don't rebind before "complete" callback

	[...] We are not allowed to call drivers' probe routines during 
	a system sleep transition between the "prepare" and "complete"
	callbacks, but that's exactly what we do when a driver doesn't
	have full suspend/resume support. [...]"

And on the pcmcia subsystem we have this:

"commit 88b060d6c03fcb9e4d2018b4349954c4242a5c7f
Author: Dominik Brodowski <linux at dominikbrodowski.net>
Date:   Sat Jan 2 14:14:23 2010 +0100

    pcmcia: improve check for same card in slot after resume

    During a suspend/resume cycle, an user may change the card in the
    PCMCIA/CardBus slot. [...]
    For CardBus devices, the PCI hotplug interface doesn't offer a "rescan"
    facility which also _removes_ devices no longer to be found behind a
    bridge. Therefore, remove and re-add all devices unconditionally."

Unfortunately, the "re-add" is currently done in the *pm resume* callback
(socket_late_resume), but according to "USB: Don't rebind..." is not
allowed to have it there, so the patch moves it into the *pm complete*
callback. The Documentation/power/* contains mostly informations for
drivers developers, but AFAICT it doesn't say much about the subsystem
to which the device is connected should behave, so there's a bit of a

So, my question now: Would you accept the pcmcia patch if I add the
"USB: Don't rebind..." as a reference to why the re-add needs to be
done in complete? Or do you think that I should bug the pm people
(and Alan - since he wrote that it is "not allowed") in this case
so I can link their official answer to this patch?


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