[RFC PATCH 2/2] iommu: rockchip: Handle system-wide and runtime PM
Rafael J. Wysocki
rjw at rjwysocki.net
Thu Dec 11 12:48:17 PST 2014
On Thursday, December 11, 2014 04:51:37 PM Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On 11 December 2014 at 16:31, Kevin Hilman <khilman at kernel.org> wrote:
> > [+ Laurent Pinchart]
> > Tomasz Figa <tfiga at chromium.org> writes:
> >> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 8:58 PM, Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson at linaro.org> wrote:
> > [...]
> >>>> @@ -988,11 +1107,28 @@ static int rk_iommu_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> >>>> return -ENXIO;
> >>>> }
> >>>> + pm_runtime_no_callbacks(dev);
> >>>> + pm_runtime_enable(dev);
> >>>> +
> >>>> + /* Synchronize state of the domain with driver data. */
> >>>> + pm_runtime_get_sync(dev);
> >>>> + iommu->is_powered = true;
> >>> Doesn't the runtime PM status reflect the value of "is_powered", thus
> >>> why do you need to have a copy of it? Could it perpahps be that you
> >>> try to cope with the case when CONFIG_PM is unset?
> >> It's worth noting that this driver fully relies on status of other
> >> devices in the power domain the IOMMU is in and does not enforce the
> >> status on its own. So in general, as far as my understanding of PM
> >> runtime subsystem, the status of the IOMMU device will be always
> >> suspended, because nobody will call pm_runtime_get() on it (except the
> >> get and put pair in probe). So is_powered is here to track status of
> >> the domain, not the device. Feel free to suggest a better way, though.
> > I still don't like these notifiers. I think they add ways to bypass
> > having proper runtime PM implemented for devices/subsystems.
> I do agree, but I haven't found another good solution to the problem.
For the record, I'm not liking this mostly because it "fixes" a generic problem
in a way that's hidden in the genpd code and very indirect.
> > From a high-level, the IOMMU is just another device inside the PM
> > domain, so ideally it should be doing it's own _get() and _put() calls
> > so the PM domain code would just do the right thing without the need for
> > notifiers.
> As I understand it, the IOMMU (or for other similar cases) shouldn't
> be doing any get() and put() at all because there are no IO API to
> serve request from.
> In principle we could consider these kind devices as "parent" devices
> to those other devices that needs them. Then runtime PM core would
> take care of things for us, right!?
> Now, I am not so sure using the "parent" approach is actually viable,
> since it will likely have other complications, but I haven't
> thoroughly thought it though yet.
That actually need not be a "parent".
What's needed in this case is to do a pm_runtime_get_sync() on a device
depended on every time a dependent device is runtime-resumed (and analogously
The core doesn't have a way to do that, but it looks like we'll need to add
it anyway for various reasons (ACPI _DEP is one of them as I mentioned some
time ago, but people dismissed it basically as not their problem).
I speak only for myself.
Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.
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