[RESEND PATCH 1/2] spi: rockchip: Convert to late and early system PM callbacks

Dmitry Torokhov dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 11:30:06 PDT 2017

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 02:19:28AM +0800, jeffy wrote:
> Hi guys,
> it looks like the suspend sequence depends on the dt node sequence, and we
> are putting display-subsystem dt node above spi dt node, so it would be
> earlier in the device list, then got suspended later than spi device.

Would it not get a deferral when trying to get resource reference, which
would cause it bumped down to the end of dpm list?

> the pwm backlight and cros_ec_spi pwm are very interesting, not only about
> suspend dependency... if we unbind cros_ec_spi pwm, the pwm backlight would
> still hold a reference to it, and crash the kernel later.

That would be a bug in PWM/cors_ec and it should keep the PWM object
until last reference drops and simply error out on all requests.

> On 10/14/2017 12:42 AM, Mark Brown wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 08:51:21AM -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> > 
> > > Yes, this does seem odd to me too. This looks like an arms race hack
> > > that should be avoided unless we know a legit root cause. Also,
> > > "probe order implies suspend order" doesn't quite work for async suspend
> > > anyway, so we'd probably want to express the dependency properly
> > > anyway.
> > 
> > Yeah, it's the same stuff as we get with initcall ordering.  This sort
> > of thing does happen with things like PMICs which tend to have hardware
> > that the system wants to manipulate in the IRQs off part of suspend.
> > Ideally the dependency annotation stuff would figure things out though
> > I'm not sure what the status of that is.

I'd say non-existent for resources such as regulators, pwms, clocks,
etc. I do not think many places call device_link_add()... I think adding
this to devm_* APIs might be easiest to get the ball going as they
naturally have consumer device and can easily figure out the supplier

> > 
> > > Any chance this is related? Seems like that might break the parent/child
> > > relationship for master/slave:
> > 
> > > commit d7e2ee257038baeb03baef602500368a51ee9eef
> > > Author: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at linaro.org>
> > > Date:   Mon Apr 11 13:51:03 2016 +0200
> > 
> > >      spi: let SPI masters ignore their children for PM
> > 
> > That's for runtime PM, I'd not expect it to affect system suspend.
> > 



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